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Hiroyuki Murakami

Hiroyuki Murakami, 2022

Hiroyuki Murakami (Japanese 村上博幸; born August 29, 1954, Mie, Japan), advisor to a Japanese music company and haiku poet/enthusiast. He is a member of the Association of Haiku Poets (社団法人俳人協会, Shadan Hōjin Haijin Kyōkai) and was a dōjin of the Yukuharu Haiku Society (ゆく春俳句会, Yukuharu Haiku Kai) until it disbanded in 2019. Since 2020 he has served as translator for HI—Haiku International, the journal of the Haiku International Association. Murakami joined the American Yuki Teikei Haiku Society at the urging of Teruo Yamagata (山縣輝夫), president of the Yukuharu group, and was named a dōjin of YTHS in 2022. He has published articles on international cultural exchange through haiku in Japanese journals as well as his translations of haiku by poet Kazan Tanino (谷野夏山), The Rush To Rescue Atomic Bomb Survivors / Kazan Tanino Haiku Collection (対訳原子爆弾救助行。谷野夏山俳句集), and republished it in Hanami Dango: the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society 2017 Members’ Anthology. Murakami’s haiku also appear regularly in the YTHS work-study journal Geppo and members’ anthologies. His haiku collection 今日の月 / Harvest Moon, was published in a Kindle edition in 2023. Murakami resides in Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Updated on June 25, 2023