Haiku Festival 2023

Mukai Farm & Garden is proud to announce the winners of Haiku Festival 2023!

The festival received over 570 haiku from 13 countries around the world. Prizes were awarded in five categories: Heritage, Nature, Reflections, Social Justice, and Young Poets.

A huge “Thank You!” to everyone that submitted haiku and/or donated to Mukai during our 4th annual Haiku Festival.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Mukai Haiku Festival

2023 Winners

Mom’s 3-by-5 card
Fold apple pieces gently
into the cake dough

Ann Spiers – Heritage

strawberry picking
my young daughter has sunshine
dripping down her chin

Kelly Sargent – Nature

on my window sill
all the packets of spring seeds
I never planted…

Adele Evershed – Reflections

caught on a riptide
a suitcase spills its contents
old shirts and new dreams

Adele Evershed – Social Justice

Salmonberries bloom
Morning dew settles on their
delicate petals

Juno Leonard – Young Poets (ages 1-12)

Stop war
by shaking hands
with sunflowers


Yoshiki Nobuhara – Young Poets (ages 13-18)

The fish are mere words,
I, the fisher, hold the net,
poetry, and cast

Ellen Zhang – People’s Choice Award

For a complete list of the haiku submitted to Mukai Haiku Festival 2023, please click here.

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