Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry written using 17 syllables made up of three parts of 5, 7, and 5 syllable units. It is considered the shortest poetry form in the world. The Haiku Kōshien is a “battle of words” between five-member teams of high school students who compete on their abilities to produce and appreciate haiku. It's a representative event of Matsuyama, which is the world capital of haiku, and students from every corner of the country come to participate. One of the event’s goals is, of course, to contribute to the education of high school students in the Japanese language, but it's also to promote exchange and communication among different regions and generations through the language culture in which the sensibilities of the younger people are condensed into 17 syllables.
|Schedule||August 19 - 20, 2017|
|Address||Special Event Space in Ōkaidō Arcade Matsuyama, Multi-Purpose Community Center|
|Phone||089-943-1512 (NPO Corporation Haiku Kōshien Executive Committee)|