Madoka Mayuzumi, Japan’s leading haiku poet and winner of the Kadokawa Haiku Prize and Yamamoto Kenkichi Literature Prize, has toured the areas of Japan devastated in 2011 by the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear reactor meltdowns, interviewed many of the survivors, and gathered their haiku, which she offers here, with commentary, as a tribute to the spirit of survival of these tenacious folk. As Cor van den Heuvel writes, “[So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms] is a tribute to their indomitable spirit and to the powers of poetry.”
So Happy to See Cherry Blossoms was awarded the Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize for 2014. Congratulations to translators Hiro and Nancy Sato!
Size: 5.5" x 8"
Binding: perfect softbound