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13 March 2015

Sketches from the Poem Road (after Basho’s 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'), 2 March to 25 April 2015

This exhibition at Covent Garden’s Poetry Society Café, from 2 March to 25 April, is a collaborative show of drawings and poems by Isao Miura & Chris Beckett, exploring the legacy of Matsuo Basho’s masterpiece Oku no Hosomichi (The Narrow Road to the Deep North), its enduring power as a model of travel-writing, and the influence of haibun and haiku in British poetry today.

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25 March 2014

'Haiku Prelude – Haiku Kami 2014', 7 – 12 April 2014 in London

Project Haiku Prelude – Haiku Kami is dedicated to the victims of the Great Eastern Tohoku Earthquake at 11th March 2011. It consists series of paintings inspired by haiku. The project’s publication, proceeds from which are donated annually to Momo – Kaki Orphans Fund, is chaired by Tadao Ando ( It is the first publication of its kind and as such it has received support and encouragement from all the living authors, whose haiku is included in the project as well as institutions and organisations.

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25 June 2013

Japanese Poetry Recital

Yuko Otsu will be hosting a poetry recital in Japanese of works by female poet, Noriko Ibaragi (1926-2006) read by Hiroko Oba.

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18 June 2013

The Ledbury Poetry Festival Featuring Japanese Poets July 5-14 2013

The Ledbury Poetry Festival, the ‘biggest and best poetry festival in the UK,’ will take place this year from 5– 14 July. The festival features poets from all over the world and this year three poets have been invited from Japan to perform and give talks about their work. UK-based Japanese performance poet Kazuko Hohki

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