Thursday, July 05, 2007



See these bulging bags of TOKYOMADE goodies? They could very well be yours! To WIN and WIN big is super easy. All you have to do is send us your steamiest, silliest, sexiest or most serious summer Haiku poem and you could be the winner of one of two HUGE TOKYOMADE summer prize packs!

Here is the deal:

- Jot down a Haiku poem. Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that usually consists of three phrases. The first phrase contains 5 syllables, the 2nd contains seven and the third phrase has 5 syllables. Haiku traditionally have a seasonal word, but for our competition there are very few rules so feel free to make it as mixed up and contemporary as you like. The only rule is it must have three phrases with the 5-7-5 syllable format. For more about Haiku and a ton of inspiration go HERE (this is our fav, rockin' haiku site), HERE and HERE!

- There are 2 ways to enter your poetry:

1. Send us your Haiku via email, especially if it comes with some fab photos, drawings or other art forms (in which case it will definitely be displayed on our blog and possibly win our hearts!) - contact (at) tokyomade (dot) com

2. Leave a comment on any of our blog entries, include your original Japanese haiku as a comment (but be sure to leave your email address with us so we can contact you if your a the lucky duck!)

- You can enter as many times as you like with your original pieces. You have until August 6, 2007 to get your haiku to us.

- We will announce the winners in the week following the close of the comp. The winners will be notified and a super cute TOKYOMADE prize pack filled with pieces we sell on TOKYOMADE as well as some summer goodies we have picked up from our Tokyo shopping adventures, will be sent their way!

- Be sure to join our Tokyo Fan Club for updates!

- All Haiku sent to us will be posted on our blog, with your permission, so please be sure to include your name - real, false or stage.

I think that is about it. Your time starts now! Get drafting, can't wait to read your luscious phrases.

Be sure to contact us if you have any questions. But for now here are a few we just whipped up to get you in the mood and kick this comp off!

Oh Tokyo boy
So shy and yet so stylish
Why don't you come here?

Busy sushi chef
Your hands must get so tired
Wow your knife is sharp!

Carp in the river
Mosquitoes everywhere
Yes, summer is here

Good luck!
Happy Haikuing


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