Takiguchi Susumu


Takiguchi Susumu 滝口進

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Founder of the World Haiku Club (WHC)

Editor of the World Haiku Review (WHR)

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Japanese Brush Art
by Susumu Takiguchi

Floating Stone / Ryuseki 流石

Susumu Takiguchi is a Japanese poet, artist, and essayist. He has been resident in England since 1971.

In the field of haiku, Takiguchi’s great uncle, Naoh Kataoka, was a close pupil of Takahama Kyoshi (1874-1959). Born in 1944 into a family versed in haiku and other Japanese literary tradition, Takiguchi dabbled in haiku as a young boy and has enjoyed the art ever since – for over fifty years. He became more serious about the haiku art when he delved, in primary and secondary school days, into the literature of Koyo, Soseki, Shiki, Meisetsu, Ogai and other Meiji writers.

In 1998 he founded the World Haiku Club in order to run the World Haiku Festival 2000, a five-year project aimed at making a contribution to the development of the world haiku movement. As Chairman of this thriving world-wide haiku network, he wishes to work together with like-minded haiku lovers to help develop what has become a world literary asset, which has great scope and potential still to be developed as a new literary form in the 21st century world.

. Source : 2003/2004 Simply Haiku  


Little Mister Haiku, a tomcat

Well, he was born on April 9, 2004, the day when Susumu Takiguchi, Chairman of the World Haiku Club visited my home, GokuRakuAn.

So the name of the baby was to be HAIKU.
(Today, he might be called KIGO kun ?!)

. Haiku Kun  - 俳句くん


English Reference

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