★ August 6th, 2019, special event: Haiku Night Walk and Sake !!

Français/English

Spécial event 2019

Haïku nocturne, Le 6 août 18h30-20h, à Nakamegro !

★Le 6 août 2019, événement spécial : Balade nocturne d’Haïku et Saké !!
Rendez-vous devant la sortie de la station Nakamegro (Tokyu-Toyoko line) à 18h30. 3,000 yens par personne
※Nakamegro connu par sa belle rivière et des boutiques charmantes. On se promène au bord de la rivière avec un cours d’Haiku, puis atelier d’Haiku. Après l’atelier, on pourrais profiter du Saké et amuser les jeux de plateaux si vous souhaitez (30 min gratuit) !
(les prix du saké ne comprennent pas dans les prix)
Réservez maintenant !

Merci d’avance !!

English/

Special event 2019

Night haiku, August 6, 6:30 pm-8pm, in Nakamegro!

August 6th, 2019, special event: Haiku Night Walk and Sake !!
Meet at the exit of Nakamegro station (Tokyu-Toyoko line) at 18:30. 3,000 yen per person
※ Nakamegro known for its beautiful river and charming shops. We walk along the river with a course of Haiku, then workshop of Haiku. After the workshop, we could enjoy the sake and enjoy the games of trays if you want (30 min free)! (Sake prices do not include in the prices)
Reserve now !

Thank you in advance !!

 

Programme 2019 here !!

Français/English

Bonjour à Tous !! Merci d’être venu sur notre site Une Tokyoïte, nous sommes très content de vous accueillir !!

Notre programme 2019 

Balade à Vélo avec Tatsuo, 3h 6,000 yens〜:Samedi / Dimanche à 10h ou à 13h 

Food Tour dans la ville locale Kichijyoji, 1h30 3,980 yens〜:en semaine à 11h30

Food Tour dans le marché de Tsukiji et Toyosu, 3h30, 8,500 yens〜:De lundi au Samedi à 9h (sauf dimanche)

Expérience culturelle, Haïku, Karaté, Cours de cuisine:Demandez la date et l’heure

Réservez maintenant !

Spécial event 2019

Haïku nocturne, Le 6 août 18h30-20h, à Nakamegro !

★Le 6 août 2019, événement spécial : Balade nocturne d’Haïku et Saké !!
Rendez-vous devant la sortie de la station Nakamegro (Tokyu-Toyoko line) à 18h30. 3,000 yens par personne
※Nakamegro connu par sa belle rivière et des boutiques charmantes. On se promène au bord de la rivière avec un cours d’Haiku, puis atelier d’Haiku. Après l’atelier, on pourrais profiter du Saké et amuser les jeux de plateaux si vous souhaitez (30 min gratuit) !
(les prix du saké ne comprennent pas dans les prix)
Réservez maintenant !

Merci d’avance !!

 

English/

Hello everyone !! Thank you for coming to our site A Tokyoite, we are very happy to welcome you !!

Our program 2019

Bike Ride with Tatsuo, 3h 6,000 yen~: Saturday / Sunday at 10am or 1pm

Food Tour in the local city Kichijyoji, 1:30 3,980 yen~: on weekdays at 11:30

Food Tour in Tsukiji and Toyosu Market, 3:30, 8,500 yen~: Monday to Saturday at 9am (except Sunday)

Cultural Experience, Haiku, Karate, Cooking Class: Ask for date and time

Reserve now !

Special event 2019

Night haiku, August 6, 6:30 pm-8pm, in Nakamegro!

August 6, 2019, special event: Haiku Night Walk and Sake !!
Meet at the exit of Nakamegro station (Tokyu-Toyoko line) at 18:30. 3,000 yen per person
※ Nakamegro known for its beautiful river and charming shops. We walk along the river with a course of Haiku, then workshop of Haiku. After the workshop, we could enjoy the sake and enjoy the games of trays if you want (30 min free)! (Sake prices do not include in the prices)
Reserve now !

Thank you in advance !!

 

Nos œuvres des Haïkus Ver. Été/Our Haiku works summer ver.

Français/English

Merci à vous d’avoir participé à notre expérience de l’Haïku!!

Power (de Taïlande), Michel (Australie), Wén jiāo (Chine) et Satoko-san (Tokyo)
Adele (Floride)
Yui-san et Keiichirô-san (Tokyo)
Atsuko-san (Tokyo), Nolan (France) et Agata (Italie)
Miriam et Nadine (Allemagne)
→photos albums : https://www.facebook.com/pg/unetokyoite/photos/?tab=album&album_id=467487730381002

Le 30 juin et le 16 juillet, nous avons accueilli 12 personnes
(4 étudiants étrangers du MBA marketing, 2 internes étrangers, une professeur d’anglais, 2 touristes et 3 japonais !!

Ce jour-là, c’était la première semaine après la saison des pluies. Il faisait très chaud mais nous avons profité ce temps sous un toit de glycines avec un vent agréable.

L’été était déjà bien là. Dans la nature du parc d’Ueno, nous avons trouvé de la verdure saisonnière : des lotus (il y a un grand étang de lotus), des hortensias de couleurs variées, de nouvelles verdures, des glycines, etc…

Chacun a attelé à créer un Haïku en additionnant un mot saisonnier que l’on pouvait trouver en composant 5, 7 et 5 syllabes (C’est le style de l’Haïku).

C’est un travail toujours intéressant car comme le haïku est très court, on réfléchit bien et on choisi les mots qu’on doit utiliser. C’est donc le haïku est une création sophistiquée ultime, chacun peut vivre une expérience originale à travers le processus de cette dernière.

Je vous présente plusieurs excellentes œuvres des participants.


Shadow mottled, spot sun circle, remember me my old time  : Original by 文蛟
緑陰に 班を なせる日も 昔いな: by Kakeru Horishita
(Interprétation : Les taches d’ombre des feuillages qui passent dans les glycines/la verdure me rappellent mon enfance)

Clouds fly away, removed from the city, find summer here : Original by Michel
雲いつか ちぎれて 街を 去りゆく夏 : by Gai Ôtsuka
(Interprétation : Les nuages se déchirent, quittent la ville, l’été est venu)

The hydrangeas bloom, All different colors, I am red    : Original by Adele
新宿東口 わたし あぢさい ならば赤 : by Gai Ôtsuka
われ赫き あぢさいたりぬ 人波に : by Kakeru Horishita
(Interprétation : (Dans la ville de Tokyo, je vis passionnément, c’est pour cela que je sens que je suis rouge dans les hortensias qui sont en fleur et de couleurs différentes)
Le premier………À la sortie Est de Shinjuku, Je serais rouge si j’étais un hortensia.
Le deuxième……Je serais un hortensia rouge dans la foule.

Le son du gong, les bips des distributeurs, Qui se mélangent   : Original by Nolan
鼓得て 自販機は缶 吐き通し  : by Kakeru Horishita
(Interprétation : Avec le son du tambour, les distributeurs sortent des boîtes sans cesse, c’est comme un concert)

Hold on Hydrangea, The bells The Taiko, The sounds of my steps  : Original by Agata
和太鼓が 吾を歩ましむ 濃紫陽花: by Gai Ôtsuka
(Interprétation : Le son du tambour m’avance dans un paysage d’hortensias)

Unter freiem Himmel sitze ich und ohne die Freiheit und blicke auf die Betonhäuser:Original by Nadine
夏空を 打ちっぱなしの 街迫る:by Gai Otsuka
(Interprétation:Le ciel d’été, la ville de béton m’approche (Sous le ciel de rêve, j’inspire l’air de la liberté. Mais je vois les bâtiments de béton en face, et c’est la frontière de la liberté.))

Soaked in sweat, skin burning from the heat/sun
tasting and drinking from the fountain of peace and wisdom
surrounded by friendly and happy people:Original by Miriam
人叢の 泉を汲めば 凪ぎごこち:by Gai Otsuka
(Interprétation:Puiser de l’eau des gens, ça me fait du bien (m’apaise) )

Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire dans cette Expérience de Haïku?

– Qu’est-ce que le haïku (俳句) ?

Haïku est un court poème japonais qui a un rythme, aimé dans le monde entier.

Ce rythme est 5, 7, et 5 syllabes qui compose une phrase.

En général on le crée avec un mot saisonnier appelé Kigo (季語).

-Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire avec un Haïku ?

Comme c’est un poème très court, on ne peut pas dire beaucoup de choses.

Par contre, vous pouvez emporter un Haïku avec vos décourvertes et impressions originales.

L’agenda

1. Un petit cours de l’haïku avec un haïkist professional

2. L’atelier. (En promenant, découvrez une scène impressionnant de la nature saisonnière, créez votre haïku)

3. Traduction en japonais

4. Écrire en calligraphie

Lieux/Durée/Prix

Lieu : Le parc Ueno, auprès de Temple Bentendô, etc

Durée : 1h à 1h30

Prix : 3,000 yens / personne

Minimum 2 personnes

Maximum 6 personnes

Réservation ? Questions ? Demandes ?Contactez-nous !!

Notre équipe

Kakeru Horishita (Haïkist, gagné un concours pour débutant « Ishida Hakyô » )

Gai Ôtsuka (Haïkist, gagné un concours pour débutant « Ishida Hakyô »)

Yumi Itô (Traductrice)

Ayaka Sakamoto (Organisatrice/Traductrice)

Nos évaluations

Harsimran avril 2018

Absolutely lovely! Writing poetry in Ueno Park with the Sakura trees in bloom felt like a trip back in time. A great experience in Tokyo. Highly recommend!

Corie avril 2018

This experience was held in a park near a shrine. We had our own picnic table and were given a tutorial with a Japanese/English sheet of paper presented by a translator as well as a well-regarded haiku poet. After explaining the basics of Japanese haiku, which is definitely more than just the 5-7-5 syllable breakdown I learned about in school, they walked us around the park and explained different natural elements that might inspire our poem. After we composed our poems in English, the haiku artist translated the essence of them into Japanese onto a really nice sheet/board of paper in calligraphy. He then read the result and translated the way he interpreted your words. It was really interesting to see how he captured the heart of the English words, but structured it in keeping with the Japanese haiku tradition and language. Not an easy feat! As a writer, I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others. The result makes for a unique keepsake.

Rekha avril 2018

Ayaka-san is a wonderful lady. I had the most fun with her and her team of Haiku experts. Literature and samples to understand these beautiful, deep and challenging poems were made so easy and an enjoyable experience. She was patient to answer any questions and took time to explain the characters and it’s intrinsic meaning. She even went out of her to make me feel comfortable. Very patient lady. I will encourage anyone to take her workshop as a cultural experience.

Dwiveck avril 2018

This was an incredible experience from the moment I considered booking it. Ayaka was super flexible in making arrangements for me! She and the other members in her team took me and the other guest to a beautiful sakura-filled place in Ueno Park. We got to walk around while learning about haiku and engaging all our senses. Then, we wrote our haiku and a well-known Japanese haiku writer (who has won competitions) translated our haiku for us! Moreover, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. I’ve had many good Experiences, but this is by far the best. Ayaka, Yumi, & Gai: Hontoni arigato gozaimashita!

Réservation ? Questions ? Demandes ?Contactez-nous !!

→Voir l’article de notre expérience de l’Haïku au printemps

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English/

Thank you for participating in our Haiku experience !!

Power (Thailand) & Michel (Australia) & Wén jiāo (China) & Satoko-san (Tokyo)
Adele (Florida)
Yui-san & Keiichirô-san (Tokyo)
Atsuko-san (Tokyo) & Nolan (France) & Agata (Italy)
Miriam
Nadine (Germany)
→photos albums : https://www.facebook.com/pg/unetokyoite/photos/?tab=album&album_id=467487730381002

On June 30th  July 16th, we welcomed 12 people,
(4 foreign MBA marketing students, 2 foreign interns, an English teacher, 2 german tourists and 3 Japanese !!

That day was the first week after the rainy season. It was very hot but we enjoyed this time under the wisteria roof with a nice wind.

Summer has already came. In the nature of the Ueno park, we found the seasonal greenery : lotus (there is a large lotus pond), hydrangeas of various colors, new greeneries, wisterias, etc. .

Each of us focused on creating a Haiku adding a seasonal word that could be found and composing 5, 7 and 5 syllables (This is the Haiku style).

This is an interesting work because the haiku is very short, we think carefully and choose the words we should use. That is why the haiku is an ultimate sophisticated creation, everyone can live an original experience through the process of the latter.

I present to you several excellent works of participants.

Shadow mottled, spot sun circle, remember me my old time  : Original by 文蛟
緑陰に 班を なせる日も 昔いな: by Kakeru Horishita
(Interpretation: The shadows of foliage that pass wisterias / greeneries remind me of my childhood)

Clouds fly away, removed from the city, find summer here : Original by Michel
雲いつか ちぎれて 街を 去りゆく夏 : by Gai Ôtsuka
(Interpretation: The clouds are tearing apart, leaving the city, summer has come)

The hydrangeas bloom, All different colors, I am red    : Original by Adele
新宿東口 わたし あぢさい ならば赤 : by Gai Ôtsuka
われ赫き あぢさいたりぬ 人波に : by Kakeru Horishita
(Interpretation: (In the city of Tokyo, I live passionately, that’s why I feel that I am red in the hydrangeas that are in bloom and in different colors)
The first ……… At the East exit of Shinjuku, I would be red if I was a hydrangea.
The second …… I would be red hydrangea in the crowd.

Le son du gong, les bips des distributeurs, Qui se mélangent   : Original by Nolan
鼓得て 自販機は缶 吐き通し  : by Kakeru Horishita
(Interpretation: With the sound of the drum, the distributors come out of the boxes constantly, it’s like a concert)

Hold on Hydrangea, The bells The Taiko, The sounds of my steps  : Original by Agata
和太鼓が 吾を歩ましむ 濃紫陽花: by Gai Ôtsuka
(Interpretation: The sound of the drum advances me in a landscape of hydrangeas)

Unter freiem Himmel sitze ich und ohne die Freiheit und blicke auf die Betonhäuser:Original by Nadine
夏空を 打ちっぱなしの 街迫る:by Gai Otsuka
(Interpretation:Summer sky, concrete city approaches me (Under the dreamy sky, I breathe the air of freedom looking at the concrete buildings opposite.))

Soaked in sweat, skin burning from the heat/sun
tasting and drinking from the fountain of peace and wisdom
surrounded by friendly and happy people:Original by Miriam
人叢の 泉を汲めば 凪ぎごこち:by Gai Otsuka
(Interpretation:Draw a fountain from people, it makes me feel good (calm me))

What can we do in this Haiku Experience?

– What is haiku (俳 句)?

Haiku is a short Japanese poem that has a rhythm, loved all over the world. This rhythm is 5, 7, and 5 syllables that makes up a sentence. In general we create it with a seasonal word called Kigo (季 語).

-What can we do with a Haiku?

Since it’s a very short poem, you can not say a lot. On the other hand, you can take a Haiku with your uncurlings and original impressions.

Agenda

1. A small haiku lesson with a professional haiku poet.

2. Workshop. (While walking, discover an impressive scene of the seasonal nature, create your haiku)

3. Translate in Japanese

4. Write in calligraphy

Location / Duration / Price

Location: The Ueno Park, near Bentendô Temple, etc.

Duration: 1h to 1h30

Price : 3,000 yen / person

Minimum 2 persons

Maximum 6 persons

Reservation ? Questions ? Requests? Contact us !!

Our team

Kakeru Horishita (Haiku poet, awarded the best Young Haiku Poet Award of a entry contest for beginner « Ishida Hakyô »)

Gai Ôtsuka (Haiku poet, awarded the best Young Haiku Poet Award of a entry contest for beginner « Ishida Hakyô »)

Yumi Itô (Translator)

Ayaka Sakamoto (Organizer / Translator)

Our evaluations

Harsimran April 2018

Absolutely lovely! Writing poetry in Ueno Park with the Sakura trees in bloom felt like a trip back in time. A great experience in Tokyo. Highly recommend!

Corie April 2018

This experience was held in a park near a shrine. We had our own picnic table and were given a tutorial with a Japanese/English sheet of paper presented by a translator as well as a well-regarded haiku poet. After explaining the basics of Japanese haiku, which is definitely more than just the 5-7-5 syllable breakdown I learned about in school, they walked us around the park and explained different natural elements that might inspire our poem. After we composed our poems in English, the haiku artist translated the essence of them into Japanese onto a really nice sheet/board of paper in calligraphy. He then read the result and translated the way he interpreted your words. It was really interesting to see how he captured the heart of the English words, but structured it in keeping with the Japanese haiku tradition and language. Not an easy feat! As a writer, I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others. The result makes for a unique keepsake.

Rekha April 2018

Ayaka-san is a wonderful lady. I had the most fun with her and her team of Haiku experts. Literature and samples to understand these beautiful, deep and challenging poems were made so easy and an enjoyable experience. She was patient to answer any questions and took time to explain the characters and it’s intrinsic meaning. She even went out of her to make me feel comfortable. Very patient lady. I will encourage anyone to take her workshop as a cultural experience.

Dwiveck April 2018

This was an incredible experience from the moment I considered booking it. Ayaka was super flexible in making arrangements for me! She and the other members in her team took me and the other guest to a beautiful sakura-filled place in Ueno Park. We got to walk around while learning about haiku and engaging all our senses. Then, we wrote our haiku and a well-known Japanese haiku writer (who has won competitions) translated our haiku for us! Moreover, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. I’ve had many good Experiences, but this is by far the best. Ayaka, Yumi, & Gai: Hontoni arigato gozaimashita!

Reservation ? Questions ? Requests? Contact us !!

→ See the article of our Haiku experience in spring

Notre Expérience de Haïku/Our Haiku Experience

Français/English

Le 1 et le 8 avril
Notre Expérience de Haïku
Dans le parc Ueno de Tokyo
Avec un beau temps et un grand soleil du printemps

Nous avons eu à côté du Temple Bentendô

Nous avons accueilli 18 personnes (11 touristes étrangers, 7 japonais) !!
Merci à vous d’avoir participé à notre expérience !!

Dwiveck (de San Francisco) / Rekha (de Malaisie)
Corie et Michael (Californie) / Cynthia et Christine (Texas)/ Akiko-san famille / Hama-chan famille / Noa et Daniela (Israël) / Harsimran (Californie) et Tianna (Mississippi) / Taniguchi-san / Yoshiko-san et Makiko-san couple / Yuriko-san / Nozomu-san

Durant notre Expérience de Haïku, on peut favoriser la culture japonaise (haïku) avec un cours, mais aussi c’est un bon moment d’un échange culturel et d’un atelier de la réflexion sur soi-même.

Les participants se sont amusés de créer leur premier haïku (un court poème japonais) en promenant du parc et découvrant une scène impressionnant de la nature de printemps du Japon. (Ici, il y a plein de nature : les cerisiers, les saule pleureur, un grand étangs, plusieurs espèces d’oiseaux, le ciel et le soleil, etc.)

À la fin de l’expérience, nous avons essayé de traduire leur haïku en japonais et leur avons offert en calligraphie.

Je trouve que cette création est intéressante car le haïku reflète bien l’émotion ou la situation que on ressent. Par exemple, les uns créent l’haïku d’une scène de la nature, les autres créent une scène superposée de son émotion (tout naturellement). En plus comme le haïku est très court, on réfléchit bien et choisis les mots qu’on doit utiliser. C’est donc le haïku est une création sophistiquée ultime, chacun peut vivre une expérience originale à travers le processus de cette dernière.

Ce sont des commentaires que nous avons reçus.

Dwiveck de l’Etat Unis (le 1 avril, 2018)

Today I was blessed with the chance to explore the sakura around Ueno Gyoen. There, a well-known haiku writer taught me all about this ancient form of poetry, which serves as a means of expressing a part of a season’s essence. At the end, I wrote a haiku about sakura and he translated it for me. Ayaka Sakamoto Saito, Yumi Ito, & Masaya Otsuka:どうもありがとうございます!

Petals from blossoms

Swim in ponds’ golden light–

Gypsies moving on.

In Japanaese, hana (blossoms) refer above all to the sakura ones. They’re a symbol of ephemerality & elegance. Therefore, I chose the word blossoms as my kigo (each haiku needs a kigo, or seasonal word, which can be found in special books called sajiki). The dash stands in place of the kireji (cutting word), which signifies a change or juxtaposition in imagery.

Gai did an amazing job of quickly expressing everything I wrote in Japanese, while managing to keep it within the correct on (Japanese version of syllables) structure. He is incredibly talented!

Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire dans cette Expérience de Haïku?

– Qu’est-ce que le haïku (俳句) ?

Haïku est un court poème japonais qui a un rythme, aimé dans le monde entier.

Ce rythme est 5, 7, et 5 syllabes qui compose une phrase.

En général on le crée avec un mot saisonnier appelé Kigo (季語).

-Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire avec un Haïku ?

Comme c’est un poème très court, on ne peut pas dire beaucoup de choses.

Par contre, vous pouvez emporter un Haïku avec vos décourvertes et impressions originales.

L’agenda

1. Un petit cours de l’haïku avec un haïkist professional

2. L’atelier. (En promenant, découvrez une scène impressionnant de la nature saisonnière, créez votre haïku)

3. Traduction en japonais

4. Écrire en calligraphie

Lieux/Durée/Prix

Lieu : Le parc Ueno, auprès de Temple Bentendô, etc

Durée : 1h à 1h30

Prix : 3,000 yens / personne

Minimum 2 personnes

Maximum 6 personnes

Réservation ? Questions ? Demandes ?Contactez-nous !!

Notre équipe

Kakeru Horishita (Haïkist, gagné un concours pour débutant « Ishida Hakyô » )

Gai Ôtsuka (Haïkist, gagné un concours pour débutant « Ishida Hakyô »)

Yumi Itô (Traductrice)

Ayaka Sakamoto (Organisatrice/Traductrice)

Nos évaluations

Harsimran avril 2018

Absolutely lovely! Writing poetry in Ueno Park with the Sakura trees in bloom felt like a trip back in time. A great experience in Tokyo. Highly recommend!

Corie avril 2018

This experience was held in a park near a shrine. We had our own picnic table and were given a tutorial with a Japanese/English sheet of paper presented by a translator as well as a well-regarded haiku poet. After explaining the basics of Japanese haiku, which is definitely more than just the 5-7-5 syllable breakdown I learned about in school, they walked us around the park and explained different natural elements that might inspire our poem. After we composed our poems in English, the haiku artist translated the essence of them into Japanese onto a really nice sheet/board of paper in calligraphy. He then read the result and translated the way he interpreted your words. It was really interesting to see how he captured the heart of the English words, but structured it in keeping with the Japanese haiku tradition and language. Not an easy feat! As a writer, I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others. The result makes for a unique keepsake.

Rekha avril 2018

Ayaka-san is a wonderful lady. I had the most fun with her and her team of Haiku experts. Literature and samples to understand these beautiful, deep and challenging poems were made so easy and an enjoyable experience. She was patient to answer any questions and took time to explain the characters and it’s intrinsic meaning. She even went out of her to make me feel comfortable. Very patient lady. I will encourage anyone to take her workshop as a cultural experience.

Dwiveck avril 2018

This was an incredible experience from the moment I considered booking it. Ayaka was super flexible in making arrangements for me! She and the other members in her team took me and the other guest to a beautiful sakura-filled place in Ueno Park. We got to walk around while learning about haiku and engaging all our senses. Then, we wrote our haiku and a well-known Japanese haiku writer (who has won competitions) translated our haiku for us! Moreover, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. I’ve had many good Experiences, but this is by far the best. Ayaka, Yumi, & Gai: Hontoni arigato gozaimashita!

Réservation ? Questions ? Demandes ?Contactez-nous !!

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English/

1th & 8th April
Our Haiku Experience
In Tokyo Ueno Park
With good weather and a bright spring sunshine

We had 18 people (11 foreign tourists, 7 Japanese) !! Thank you for participating in our experience !!

Dwiveck (from San Francisco) / Rekha (from Malaisie)
Corie et Michael (California) / Cynthia et Christine (Texas)/ Akiko-san famille / Hama-chan famille / Noa et Daniela (Israel) / Harsimran (California) et Tianna (Mississippi) / Taniguchi-san / Yoshiko-san et Makiko-san couple / Yuriko-san / Nozomu-san

During our Haiku Experience, we can favor Japanese culture (haiku) with a class, but it is also a good time for a international exchange and self-reflection workshop.

The participants had fun creating their first haiku (a short Japanese poem) walking around the park and discovering an impressive scene of Japan’s spring nature. (Here, there is plenty of nature: cherry trees, weeping willows, a large ponds, several species of birds, the sky and the sun, etc.)

At the end of the experience, we tried to translate their haiku in Japanese and offered them in calligraphy.

I think this creation is interesting because the haiku reflects the emotion or the situation that we feel. For example, some create the haiku of a scene of nature, others create a superimposed scene of his emotion (quite naturally). In addition, as the haiku is very short, we think carefully and choose the words we should use. This is why the haiku is an ultimate sophisticated creation, everyone can live an original experience through the process of the latter.

These are comments we received.

Dwiveck from United States (1th avril, 2018)

Today I was blessed with the chance to explore the sakura around Ueno Gyoen. There, a well-known haiku writer taught me all about this ancient form of poetry, which serves as a means of expressing a part of a season’s essence. At the end, I wrote a haiku about sakura and he translated it for me. Ayaka Sakamoto Saito, Yumi Ito, & Masaya Otsuka:どうもありがとうございます!

Petals from blossoms

Swim in ponds’ golden light–

Gypsies moving on.

In Japanaese, hana (blossoms) refer above all to the sakura ones. They’re a symbol of ephemerality & elegance. Therefore, I chose the word blossoms as my kigo (each haiku needs a kigo, or seasonal word, which can be found in special books called sajiki). The dash stands in place of the kireji (cutting word), which signifies a change or juxtaposition in imagery.

Gai did an amazing job of quickly expressing everything I wrote in Japanese, while managing to keep it within the correct on (Japanese version of syllables) structure. He is incredibly talented!

What can we do in this Haiku Experience?

– What is haiku (俳 句)?

Haiku is a short Japanese poem that has a rhythm, loved all over the world. This rhythm is 5, 7, and 5 syllables that makes up a sentence. In general we create it with a seasonal word called Kigo (季 語).

-What can we do with a Haiku?

Since it’s a very short poem, you can not say a lot. On the other hand, you can take a Haiku with your uncurlings and original impressions.

Agenda

1. A small haiku lesson with a professional haiku poet.

2. Workshop. (While walking, discover an impressive scene of the seasonal nature, create your haiku)

3. Translate in Japanese

4. Write in calligraphy

Location / Duration / Price

Location: The Ueno Park, near Bentendô Temple, etc.

Duration: 1h to 1h30

Price : 3,000 yen / person

Minimum 2 persons

Maximum 6 persons

Reservation ? Questions ? Requests? Contact us !!

Our team

Kakeru Horishita (Haiku poet, awarded the best Young Haiku Poet Award of a entry contest for beginner « Ishida Hakyô »)

Gai Ôtsuka (Haiku poet, awarded the best Young Haiku Poet Award of a entry contest for beginner « Ishida Hakyô »)

Yumi Itô (Translator)

Ayaka Sakamoto (Organizer / Translator)

Our evaluations

Harsimran April 2018

Absolutely lovely! Writing poetry in Ueno Park with the Sakura trees in bloom felt like a trip back in time. A great experience in Tokyo. Highly recommend!

Corie April 2018

This experience was held in a park near a shrine. We had our own picnic table and were given a tutorial with a Japanese/English sheet of paper presented by a translator as well as a well-regarded haiku poet. After explaining the basics of Japanese haiku, which is definitely more than just the 5-7-5 syllable breakdown I learned about in school, they walked us around the park and explained different natural elements that might inspire our poem. After we composed our poems in English, the haiku artist translated the essence of them into Japanese onto a really nice sheet/board of paper in calligraphy. He then read the result and translated the way he interpreted your words. It was really interesting to see how he captured the heart of the English words, but structured it in keeping with the Japanese haiku tradition and language. Not an easy feat! As a writer, I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend it to others. The result makes for a unique keepsake.

Rekha April 2018

Ayaka-san is a wonderful lady. I had the most fun with her and her team of Haiku experts. Literature and samples to understand these beautiful, deep and challenging poems were made so easy and an enjoyable experience. She was patient to answer any questions and took time to explain the characters and it’s intrinsic meaning. She even went out of her to make me feel comfortable. Very patient lady. I will encourage anyone to take her workshop as a cultural experience.

Dwiveck April 2018

This was an incredible experience from the moment I considered booking it. Ayaka was super flexible in making arrangements for me! She and the other members in her team took me and the other guest to a beautiful sakura-filled place in Ueno Park. We got to walk around while learning about haiku and engaging all our senses. Then, we wrote our haiku and a well-known Japanese haiku writer (who has won competitions) translated our haiku for us! Moreover, everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. I’ve had many good Experiences, but this is by far the best. Ayaka, Yumi, & Gai: Hontoni arigato gozaimashita!

Reservation ? Questions ? Requests? Contact us !!

Une Promenade d’Haïku avec une Haïkiste !!/ Haiku walk

Français/English

Bienvenu au tour d’Haïku !!
Organisé par Une Tokyoïte : Ayaka Sakamoto (organisatrice et traductrice) et Ayaka Satô (Haïkiste d’avant-garde)

La date
en mars : Lundi 26 / Vendredi 23
en avril : Lundi 16,23

Réserver ou contacter

Nous vous offrons un petit cours d’Haïku par l’Haïkiste Ayaka Satô,

ensuite nous vous offrons un HaÎku en japonais traduit de votre Haïku original.

– Qu’est-ce que c’est, Haïku (俳句) ?
Haïku est un court poème japonais qui a un rythme, aimé dans le monde entier.
Ce rythme est 5, 7, et 5 syllabes qui compose une phrase.
En général on le crée avec un mot saisonnier appelé Kigo (季語).

-Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire avec un Haïku ?
Comme c’est un poème très court, on ne peut pas dire beaucoup de choses.
Par contre, vous pouvez emporter un Haïku avec vos décourvertes et impressions originales.

Detail

En apprenant Haïku et en créant un soi-même en se promenant au sanctuaire shinto Meiji-jingû et dans le quartier insolite d’Harajuku.

Découvrez et composez vos impressions et émotions originales sous un Haïku

Choisissez votre Haîku d’aujourd’hui et nous le traduisons en Japonais par une Haïkiste.

Lieu : Sanctuaire Shintô Meiji Jingû et le quartier insolite d’Harajuku

Horaire : 10h30

Durée : 1h à 1h30

Prix : 4,500 yens / personne

minimum 2 personnes

maximum 6 personnes

Réservation ? Questions ? Demandes ? Contactez-nous !!

Si vous voulez faire une promenade dans d’autres endroits, dites le nous s’il vous plaît. ^^




English/

Welcome to Haïku!
Organized by Une Tokyoite: Ayaka Sakamoto (organizer and translator) and Ayaka Satô (avant-garde haikist)

The date
in March: Monday 26 / Friday 23
in april: monday 16,23

Book or contact ?

We offer you a little haiku lesson by the haikist Ayaka Satô,

then we offer you a HaKu in Japanese translated from your original Haiku.

– What is it, Haïku (俳 句)?
Haiku is a short Japanese poem that has a rhythm, loved all over the world.
This rhythm is 5, 7, and 5 syllables that makes up a sentence.
In general we create it with a seasonal word called Kigo (季 語).

-What can we do with a Haiku?
Since it’s a very short poem, you can not say a lot.
On the other hand, you can take a Haiku with your uncurlings and original impressions.

Detail

Learning Haiku and creating a self by walking to Meiji-jingu shinto shrine and the unusual Harajuku district.

Discover and compose your impressions and original emotions under a Haiku

Choose your Haiku today and we translate it into Japanese by a Haïkist.

Location: Shinto Meiji Jingu Shrine and the unusual district of Harajuku

Schedule: 10h30

Duration: 1h to 1h30

Price: 4,500 yen / person

minimum 2 people

maximum 6 people

Booking? Questions ? Requests? Contact us !!

If you want to go for a walk in other places, please tell us. ^^