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A Haibun Journey

Tsuchiya Kôitsu, Nagoya Castle, 1937

August 8, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Join the Smart Museum and the Poetry Foundation for a two-part journey and writing workshop that explores the ancient form of Japanese haibun poetry. 

Part I

Tuesday, August 8, 6–8 pm

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue

Part I includes a tour of Japanese landscape paintings at the Smart followed by a bike ride to the Japanese Garden in Jackson Park. Please bring your own bike. A shuttle will also be available for those without bikes or with accessibility needs. 

Part II

Tuesday, August 15, 6–8 pm

Poetry Foundation
61 W. Superior Street

Part II convenes at the Poetry Foundation for a reading, discussion, and poetry writing exercise where participants will compose original haibun describing our travels in Part I.


FREE, but space is limited. Participants are asked to attend both sessions. Please register in advance. 


Tsuchiya Kôitsu, Nagoya Castle (detail), 1937, Woodblock print. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, The Brooks McCormick, Jr. Collection of Japanese Prints, 2015.295.