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3 March 2024 Cancer Haiku meeting.

On Sunday, 3 March 2024, a ‘Cancer Haiku Association’ will be held at Lilac Tree House, Tonami, Toyama, with haiku poet Hotta Kika.

The Asian Cancer Forum is organizing a series of cultural initiatives focusing on the disease of cancer, including the Toyota Foundation’s international grant program, ‘The concept and practice of learning together to question cancer and life in local communities in Japan and China, where no one is left behind.’ The Foundation is developing cancer haiku activities at home and abroad, led by the Cancer Haiku Association held at the International Union Against Cancer (Geneva, Switzerland).

In recent years, as medical advances have been made, cancer has been increasingly recognized as a treatable disease, but there is still a tendency in Japanese society to hide cancer. However, when you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, the importance of expressing and sharing your experience in words is immeasurable.

People are more sensitive to words when they encounter significant events. That is why we encourage people to write haiku about cancer. We encourage people to write haiku about cancer because it allows them to connect with the emotions of people affected by cancer. Haiku is a way to interact with others, heal, empathize, and share experiences that lead to a more profound sense of human existence.

Through the Cancer Haiku initiative, we hope to share individual experiences and indicate the direction people should take in a society concerned with cancer.

Participants are invited to bring their haiku about cancer and life.

Norie Kawahara
Representative Director
Asian Cancer Forum

◆◇ Lilac Tree House – Cancer Haiku Association ◆◇

Organized by: Asia Cancer Forum
Date/Time: 3 Mar (Sun), 13:00-16:00
Place: Lilac Tree House
Address: 1000-1 Kanaya, Shokawa-cho, Tonami, Toyama *Parking will be provided on-site.
Cost: Free of charge (*)

A box for your kindness is available. Your support for our activities would be greatly appreciated. Your warm support will go directly to our activities. Thank you very much for your kind support.

◆◇ Kika HOTTA – Profile ◆◇

Asian Cancer Forum
Artistic Director
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists (2021)
Winner of the Koshinokuni Poetry Prize (2023).