March 3, 2024 Cancer Haiku meeting held

On Sunday, March 3, 2024, we will hold a “Cancer Haiku Association” with haiku poet Kiwa Hotta (Hotta Kika) at Rilla no Kiwa, Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture.

The Asian Cancer Forum, as part of its cultural initiatives focusing on the disease of cancer, including the Toyota Foundation’s international grant program “The Concept and Practice of Learning Together to Reconsider Cancer and Life in Local Communities in Japan and China, Leaving No One Behind,” will hold a “Cancer Haiku Party” at the International Union Against Cancer The Foundation has been developing cancer haiku activities both in Japan and abroad, including a cancer haiku gathering at the headquarters of the International Union Against Cancer (UNCAC) in 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, it is immeasurably important to express and share your experience in words.

People are more sensitive to words when they encounter major events in their lives. That is why we encourage people to write haiku about cancer. It is a way to connect with the emotions of those affected by cancer. Haiku is not only a way to interact with others, but also a way to heal, to empathize, and to share experiences that lead to a deeper sense of human existence.

Through the Cancer Haiku initiative, we hope to share our individual experiences and clearly show the direction that people should take in a cancer-affected society.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own haiku about cancer and life.

Asia Cancer Forum, Inc.
Representative Director Norie Kawahara

◆◇ Cancer Haiku Association at Rila no Ki no Ie ◆◇◇

Organized by: General Incorporated Association Asia Cancer Forum
Date: Sunday, March 3, 13:00-16:00
Place: Rilla no Ki no Ie
Address: 1000-1 Kanaya, Shokawa-cho, Tonami City, Toyama Prefecture Parking will be provided on site. Cost: Free of charge ()

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◆◇ Kiwa Horita – Profile ◆◇

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