Gendai Haiku

Please click on any of the photos to the right to view subtitled video interviews, translations of poetry, biographies, and additional materials.

Gendai haiku is modern Japanese haiku. These pages represent selections from video interviews and translations of haiku criticism & poetry of six contemporary haiku poets (gendai haijin), now living in Japan. Contemporary senryû gendai senryû) is also represented. These interviews have been conducted between August 2006 – August 2007.

The Disjunctive Dragonfly
A New Approach to
English-language Haiku, 2013
Additional Haiku Research  
Site-creator (two part) interview:
here and here  
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Research supported by a the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research and the Japan Ministry of Education (MEXT), Kakenhi 18520439 (2006-07),  Kakenhi  21520579 (2009-11).

Richard Gilbert, Ph.D
Faculty of Letters, Kumamoto University

  German Site

Uda Kiyoko  


Hasegawa Kai  


Tokyo Symposium

“Four Generations”  


Ônishi Yasuyo  


Yagi Mikajo  


Hoshinaga Fumio  


Tsubouchi Nenten