No doubt, Ban'ya's unpretending, artless and spontaneous haiku included in this latest collection The Forbidden Zone of Ice scale the summits of profound reflection. Whatever opinion we have of these haiku, his vital role in the development of modern haiku across the globe is undeniable. It is an undisputed fact that as a major figure in the contemporary world haiku poetry, Ban'ya contributed a new, original and keen innovation in his haiku poetry published in highly esteemed International Haiku Magazine GINYU.
句集『氷の禁域』からの動画／Video of Haiku from "The Forbidden Zone of Ice"
The haiku included in The Forbidden Zone of Ice were originally published in Ban'ya's highly prestigious international GINYU. It is good to add that Ban'ya had asserted that his aims and ideals in publishing GINYU are "to raise the level of the short poetic form of haiku as literature in each of the languages involved, to respect each responsible haiku poet's pursuit of individuality and to promote borderless exchange among haiku poets." Ban'ya's haiku shall continue to be read, because they are inspired by his high ideals about haiku poetry as revealed in GINYU magazine. --Santosh Kumar, Editor, Cyberwit.net