|The Ibukine Haiku Society was founded in 1998 by
Ibukine (Mt. Ibukiyama) is a spiritual mountain located in the
districts of Japan and has been respected and loved by people
ancient times. Its name appears in Kojiki,
the earliest historical record of Japan completed in 712. Mr.
Kurita grew up viewing the mountain,which has been an inspiration
for him and many others interested in haiku.
Literally, "ibuki" means a breath of fresh air. It
is IHS's dream that we will bring something new and fresh to the
The IHS values the tradition of haiku developed by haiku poets
in Japan,and aims to hand it down correctly to younger generations.
At the same time, we wish to promote friendship and communication
among haiku poets in Japan and abroad.
The IHS publishes a monthly haiku journal Ibukine
and occasional haiku collections by members. There are currently
approximately 500 members.
Though most of them live in Japan, membership is open to anyone
interested in haiku.
The following people are the Ibukinet officers for 2006:
Yasushi Kurita, President
Hiroshi Eguchi, Editor
Mika Futamura, Associate Editor
Ryoyu Ito, Associate Editor
Roso Kawaraji, Associate Editor
Shihomi Koumura, Associate Editor
Ryusei Kunieda, Associate Editor
Yoko Tsubono, Associate Editor
Kei Tsujie, Associate Editor
Takako Yano, Associate Editor