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Event Album: Tanka Workshop #2 by email: 07/19/2020
Event Note

 Six months have passed already since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the nation, yet there is still no sign of resolution.

The summer 2020 Tanka Workshop was held during the pandemic crisis on July 19th by using email. We did the same the last workshop.

The title was given as “MICHI", Road/Way/Path/Distance/Trail. I felt it is a perfect time to think about past and future while we are encouraged to stay at home.

Did you notice that there are various “MICHI?”. “MICHI" that you can see, "MICHI' that you feel, "MICHI' that certainly invisible but there, “MICHI' that is given, "MICHI' that opens up, “MICHI” to reach somewhere in Japan, and "MICHI" for land readjustment, and so on.

Assignment was given as usual to build at least two tanka poems by referencing the title, and up to eight total, including not title related tanka poems.
After reviewing and revising received tanka poems, all of them were put together in a printed booklet. then the booklet were mailed to each tanka poets.

It is my pleasure to report that everyone built tanka poems wonderfully well. Nonetheless, I was pleased to learn that everyone seemed to be physically and mentally healthy in a midst of pandemic.

In addition, I have put hanamaru mark on two tanka poems for future reference. Please continue to enjoy constructing tanka regularly.

Mori Chikako
Tanka Instructor
Translation done by Yuriko Tanaka-Jones
 Covid-19のパンデミックもすでに6ヶ月経ちましたが未だ収束の気配はなく、今回の短歌ワークショップも前回同様メイルでの開催となり7月19日に実施されました。 Stay homeの期間中は自身の過去や未来に想いを寄せて頂く良いチャンスとも思われ、歌題は「みち/道/路/道程/径」としました。見える'みち'、感じる'みち'、見えないが確かにある'みち'、与えられた'みち'、切り拓いた'みち'、日本のどこかへ辿り着く為の'みち'、アメリカの区画の為の'みち'、等など様々の'みち'がある事に気付かれるはず。 例会通り課題詠は2首以上、自由詠と合わせ合計8首までを各々にメイルして頂きました。インストラクターがそれらを添削し、プリント冊子にまとめてそれぞれに郵送したのですが、今回は皆さんとても流れの良い短歌を多数詠んで下さりパンデミック中とは言え心身共に健康で過ごされていると思われ、大変嬉しい事です。 また各々の短歌中に2首を選び'花まる'を印しましたので今後の参考として次回も作歌を楽しんで下さい。 森 千佳子  「短歌ワークショップ」インストラクター 
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