A special class was held at Taira Junior High School in Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture, to convey the appeal of haiku to junior high school students. Kika HOTTA, Artistic Director of Asia Cancer Forum, was the instructor. Junior high school students learned the depth of haiku together.
This class aimed to foster appreciation and imagination through haiku. Under Kika’s guidance, the students composed their own haiku on the theme of nature and everyday scenes. Each student took the initiative and expressed his or her own feelings and observations. We plan to continue this activity in the future.