The 6th Haiku poem contest launched in city

The Japanese Consulate in HCMC has cooperated with the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanity to launch the 6th Vietnamese-Japanese haiku contest.

The 6th Haiku poem contest launched in city

The contest is an opportunity for Vietnamese people to learn more about the Japanese culture. It also aims to encourage the people of the two countries to learn about each other’s language and culture.
The organizers will receive entries from now until October 15. Participants write their entries in Vietnamese and send to the email: or the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humanity at No.10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang Street in Distrcit 1. Each person may have maximum of 3 entries.
None of the entries can be copied or translated from others’ work (printed, published or from the Internet).
The entry must follow haiku rules. It includes three short lines of no more than 5, 7, and 5 words each.
Haiku is not usually popular in Viet Nam except with those Japanese Language students from the University of Social Sciences and Humanity. This Japanese form of verse relies on brevity and simplicity to convey its message. An art form that dates back to the seventeenth century; haiku has developed from the Zen Buddhist philosophy of simplicity and the idea of perfection that excludes the extraneous.
The ward ceremony will be held in December.

By P.HOANG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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