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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.