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After the 100 Haiku Writing Project

I started my 100 Haiku poetry project in English on the 20th of July and wrote the last one on the 16th of September. It means that I took about two months to create 100 pieces of Haiku poetry, which is not bad, is it?

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I want to write the ugliest poem as well as the most beautiful poem because the beauty and the ugliness are two sides of the same coin. Writing ugly poetry is as difficult as writing beautiful poetry. When my classmates were playing football on the school ground, I was sitting alone in a damp library and reading a children edition of 'Les Misérables' again and again at the age of nine. People like tragedy and feeling pityness because it is as erotic as porno. I watched 'Elephant Man' at least five times. People like ugliness because it is sexy. Thinking about flowers, the buds open and blossom, then shrink to die as the time goes by. From what point can you say 'it's beautiful' and at which phase does the ugliness begin? It's all relative and dependant. There are a lot of beautiful poems and stories online and people like to read some pieces which is well written and which is easy to read, easy to understand. But I am writing in a difficult manner to r…

Why do I write Haiku poems in English, not in Japanese?

Haiku is a style of poetry which is originally Japanese. Children in Japan have to learn the basic knowledge of Haiku poetry and some of the most famous pieces of ancient Haiku poets at school. I also learned some Haiku poems in Japanese classes, but I never had an idea to write it myself. The funny thing is, I just started writing Haiku poems in English on Medium. 



The end of last year, I started blogging in English, here, on 'Blogger.' After a couple of months, I shifted my writing to Medium. And then, I realised that lots of English writers love Haiku poetry, which inspired me to try.

Now, I love writing Haiku poetry in English, even though I had never tried Haiku poetry in Japanese. I write a Haiku poem in English every day. If you are interested in, please visit my Medium Haiku project page.

>Haiku & Tanka 100 project

Also, I analysed why I prefer to write it in English rather than in Japanese.

>How is Haiku writing in English as a Japanese person

What and who is blogging for?

Blogging is not working anymore, or at least, it doesn't work as well as it used to. But, in Japan, there are still lots of people who start to try blogging.

It is clear that blogging is not as easy as before. Some top bloggers have already given up. They are shifting to other platforms such as YouTube.

Why aren't Medium and Patreon popular among Japanese? What is the most powerful social media in Japan?

I started writing on Medium in both English and Japanese in March 2019.
>Why did I start writing on "Medium"?

Medium is a blogging service, but actually, it is more than that. They say it is a network where you can connect to the people and writers to communicate and discuss. What makes it unique from other social media is that there is no advertisement on it, although you can write for free of charge. How they make money is they charge on readers. You can read all of the posts on it for $5 per month.

I also have registered on Patreon, which is a platform supporting creators, a kind of crowdfunding. I can post my articles on this platform as well, just like a blog, and there is no ad, either. I think both of these platforms, Medium, and Patreon are quite nice and useful. Especially like Patreon, there are not many support systems for all kind of creators as long as I know. In fact, there used to be a platform similar to Patreon in Japan, called "CHIP," which didn&…

Where I came from and Where I am going

I was a child who spent lots of time daydreaming. My parent’s house was built in the middle of rice fields. It was a little far from the main town in a rural area in Japan. Because I didn’t have any friends living nearby, I was always alone in the garden where the strong aroma of gardenias made me feel dizzy.

Philosophy of Japanese Toilets

Yesterday, I posted my article in Medium, talking about Japanese toilets. Maybe I should have posted it here, on my blog.


Japanese traditional toilet was not comfortable for me in my childhood, but it was different for somebody else...

Anyway, if you are interested in, please visit my Medium page!

>>>Philosophy of Japanese Toilets|Medium



What picture would you draw in the Japan's new era

It has been two weeks since we started the new era in Japan, "Reiwa". Changing the era name means that we have a new emperor. Normally, it is just after the previous emperor passes away, so starting a new era includes people's grief. I remember last time they changed the era name from "Showa" to "Heisei" in 1989, there was a nationwide sadness of lost their emperor.

Why did I start writing on "Medium"

A couple of months ago, I started writing in English which is my second language. I posted some blog articles on this platform "Blogger" which is one of my favourite blogging services. But I started writing on "Medium" two weeks ago.

Now I just want to write down why I started writing there, not here, and also where I am going to write in the future.

What does "Kawaii" mean? Why do people love "Kawaii" things?

"Kawaii" is one of the most commonly used Japanese words. When you hear conversations of Japanese people, you must spot it more than once.

"Kawaii" originally means "cute", supposed to be used when they are describing something small or little, such as a baby, a small animal, etc. However, it is more than that now.

Japanese Drinking Culture (1) In a Train

Since I started traveling to some countries, I realized that drinking habit is different from country to country, from people to people.

Is it easy to be a politician in Japan?

In Japan, there is a nation-wide local government election going on right now. Because of the population decline in towns and villages, it doesn't seem to be difficult for Japanese people to become politicians there.

Why do the Japanese say "Sorry" so often?

I read a blog article of a Japanese lady who lives in Vancouver. She said that she often says "sorry" when it is not really necessary.  I totally understood what she is saying because I also say "sorry" so often.

Japanese recipe and Western recipe

I like cooking. It is easy to find a good recipe if you search on the internet. I also use the internet to get a new recipe, but some of the recipes written in English make me laugh.