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President of the Association of Haiku Poets

NameFShugyo TAKAHA

1948
Studies haiku under Seishi YAMAGUCHI.
1954
Studies haiku under Fujio AKIMOTO.
1978
Forms his own group,the Kari Haiku Society, and begins publishing its magazine, Kari.
1999
Becomes Vice-President & Chief Director of the Association of Haiku Poets.
2002
Becomes President of the Association of Haiku Poets.
Receives the Mainichi Arts Prize for Jyusan Sei (the thirteenth collected haiku) and Yokutou Shyu (the collected haiku composed in foreign countries), etc.
2008
Receives the Dakotsu Prize and The Museum of Contemporary Japanese Poetry Prise for Jyugo Ho (the fifteenth collected haiku).

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now the moon is

where the sun was --

mountain cherry blossoms