17 Syllables Unite the World: Haiku in the Pandemic

Culture Crossroads

15m 00s
Broadcast on January 21, 2022 Available until January 21, 2024

The power of the tiny 17-syllable poems called haiku resonates worldwide. In 2021, an effort was made to share thoughts via haiku in many languages, with the theme of "Life." What kind of thoughts do people express in the midst of conflicts, disasters and the COVID-19 epidemic? The organizer, poet Mayuzumi Madoka, presents a selection of the more than 1,000 haiku submitted from 36 countries.

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