Panel of Judges

Panel of Judges

The judging panel for the ITO EN Oi Ocha Shinhaiku Contest will consist of judges from various fields of art, including haiku, photography, literature, music and theater.
The judges will seek works that demonstrate free and fresh aesthetics as well as beautiful expressions.

English Haiku division

  • Arthur Binard

    Studied English literature at Colgate University, USA. With his graduation in 1990, at once he moved to Japan and started to write poems in Japanese. His poem collection “Tsuriagetewa” won the Chuya Nakahara Prize, and “Nihongo Pokori Pokori” won the Kodansha Essay Award. In 2017 he received an honorable mention as part of the Waseda University Tsubouchi Shoyo Award.

  • Tsunehiko Hoshino

    Representative of the society "Ten", Waseda University honorary professor, vice-president of the Association of Haiku Poets, and vice president of the Haiku International Association. Has published a series of haiku collections, including the titles "Rendako", "Bakushu", "Kantan" and "Kanbara," and numerous commentaries on English haiku.