Japanese Poetry Workshop with Hisa Kagawa

2 Mar 2017
Japanese Poetry Workshop with Hisa Kagawa

Japanese Poetry Workshop with Hisa Kagawa

Friday 3rd March 2017

UCC, West Wing 3 : 2 – 4pm




Brevity is one of the key features of Japanese poetry. The origins of short poetical forms such as the haiku or the slightly longer tanka reach back more than 1200 years. But even today, millions of professional and amateur poets from Japan and all around the world continue keeping these forms active and very much alive. 

The Irish Institute of Japanese Studies is proud to invite you to participate in this workshop with poet Hisa Kagawa. Participants will be introduced to the principles of Japanese short poetry and will also have the opportunity to compose their own poems, under the guidance of our guest. Japanese and English will be spoken during the event; however, no knowledge of Japanese is required to participate

Hisa Kagawa is one of the most renowned tanka poets of contemporary Japan. Based in Osaka, she is the winner of a number of prestigious awards. 


Department of Asian Studies

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3rd Floor, O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.