Trial of a class activity on "Interpretations, Appreciations and Creations

of Japanese verselets style literatures"

 

MATSUDA Miyuki

 

Key Words: Japanese verselet style literature, appreciations, Kukai, Kigo,

                     Za-no-Bungaku

 

In this article, I have discussed on the significance of learning such Japanese verselet style literatures as Senryu, Haiku and Tanka, for those foreign students supposed to enter universities.

Foreign students can master the intrinsic rhythms of Japanese language, through such a class activity on "Interpretations, Appreciations and Creations of Japanese verselet style literatures".  They can also deepen their understandings of Japanese culture, by learning how Japanese people feel in heart from the special words specified for every season, or how they feel beautifulness from them.  Such a season word is called a Kigo.

I have so designed a system of the class activity, as all the participants can communicate each other freely in a democratic manner.  Such activity is called a Kukai.  The working filed for it is called a Za, and such a literature created by this kind of activity is called a Za-no-Bungaku.  Through a Kukai, all the participants at the Za interpret and appreciate the poems created by them, as a collaborative work, and share the same literally experiences. 

In a conclusion, the class activity on "Interpretations, Appreciations and Creations of Japanese verselet style literatures" is significant for foreign students in two aspects; one is to obtain knowledge on Japanese language and culture, and another is to accomplish a literal interest and fun by the Kukai after creative activities.