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Madoka Mayuzumi came to prominence in 1994 when her haiku collection “Summer on the B-side” (B-men no Natsu) won the Kadokawa Prize. Since then Mayuzumi has edited the haiku monthly “Gekkan Hepburn” spanning over 100 issues (1996-2006); published seven haiku collections, one of which won the Yamamoto Kenkichi Literary Prize, as well as several opera librettos, twenty books of travelogues and essays; co-authored eight books; edited eleven books; and co-translated four books.

She has produced rich collections of haiku poems, essays, and travelogues while undertaking exceptional journeys, such as the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James), via an 800 kilometer itinerary from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain; 500 kilometer itinerary from the port city of Busan to the capital Seoul, South Korea (while serving as a member of the Japan-Korea Cultural Foundation); and the pilgrimage route of Shikoku Henro, a 1400 kilometer itinerary consisting 88 official temples within the island of Shikoku, Japan.


From April 2010 to March 2011, Mayuzumi served as Japanese Cultural Ambassador in France. She is founder of the project “Rediscovering and Redefining Japan,” and serves as member of The Governing Council of East Japan Railways Cultural Foundation (EJRCF); she is a Visiting Professor at Kitasato University, Showa Women's University, and Kyoto Tachibana University; Emeritus Director of the Basho Memorial Museum in Ogaki, and Ambassador of Iitate village, Fukushima.


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