Celebrate Otsukimi, a Japanese holiday that marks the full moon and the arrival of autumn. 

Join the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C. for a special Otsukimi Haiku Workshop with award-winning haiku poet and author Abigail Friedman. Learn more about the art of haiku and workshop your own with the help of a trained professional. Set your computer next to a window or take a device outside to find inspiration for your own haiku under the light of the full moon.




About Abigail Friedman:

Abigail Friedman is an award-winning haiku poet and the author of two books on Japanese haiku, The Haiku Apprentice, Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan (Stone Bridge Press, 2006), and I Wait for the Moon: 100 Haiku of Momoko Kuroda (Stone Bridge Press, 2014). A collection of her own English-language haiku, Street Chatter Fading, was published by Larkspur Press in 2015.

In addition to her accomplishments as a haiku poet and author, Ms. Friedman has over 25 years of experience as a U.S. diplomat, including extensive work in Japan and Europe. She subsequently served as White House National Security Council Director for Afghanistan in the Obama administration, leading the inter-agency effort on Afghanistan’s economic and political transition.

Ms. Friedman is a Senior Associate (non-resident) with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Senior Advisor to The Asia Foundation. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.