Haiku is a form of poetry originally from Japan, which traditionally consists of 17 syllables in 3 lines. The first line contains 5 syllables, the second line 7 syllables and the third line 5 syllables again. Haiku written in Japanese do have some other rules but the most basic is that the Haiku should contain a seasonal reference or kigo.  However, English-language haiku vary widely on how closely they follow these traditional elements.

For the purposes of this competition, we ask that you write 3 lines containing 17 syllables with a seasonal reference.  The following is an example:

Plum Blossoms Blooming

Daydream Travelling Japan

COVID Crushing Dreams

  • Competition Dates:  Feb 2nd to 28th
  • Winner announced: March 1st, 2021
  • Prize: A Pocket Wifi Device for travel within Japan for 30 days or less

Conditions: The winner must book their travel through Japan Holidays to be eligible for this prize.