2010 AJET Photo & Haiku Contest Winners!

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Every year national AJET encourages poets and photographers from the JET community to exercise their creative talents with our annual AJET Haiku & Photo Competition. Listed after the break are this year’s winners.

2010 Winning Photos

First Place:
“Gundam Guards Tokyo by Night” Tim Harding (Ehime-ken)

Gundam Guards Tokyo by Night

Gundam guards Tokyo by night.

Second Place:
“Lanes of Old Kyoto” Kim Campbell (Fukui-ken)

Lanes of Old Kyoto

Lanes of Old Kyoto

Third Place:
“Glimpse” Peter Marshall (Shiga-ken)

Glimpse

Glimpse

2010 Winning Haiku’s

Japanese Haiku: First Place
by Emma Nixon – pen name Emma Pierce (Nagano-ken)

毎日は
いつも新しい
外国で

まいにちは
いつもあたらしい
がいこくで

Everyday is
Always new
In a foreign country

Japanese Haiku: Second Place
By Jonathan Liang (Aomori-Ken)

春の風
冬の温泉
間違った

はるのかぜ
ふゆのおんせん
まちがった

a spring wind
the winter hot spring
I am mistaken.

English Haiku: First Place
By Tesia Smith (Aomori-ken)

Wings of all colors
One hundred folds and creases
Twenty paper cranes

English Haiku: Second Place
Emily Lemmon (Hyogo-ken)

Mountainside glitters
in shades of emerald green
held in thrall of breeze.