Toyo University announced the 33rd Toyo University-sponsored "Hundred People Isshu of Contemporary Students" with 100 winning works and 10 elementary school students' winning works.Works from 61,976 heads (569 schools) from Japan and overseas were submitted.

 "Hundred People Isshu" is a project that Toyo University started as one of the commemorative events associated with "Hundred" when it celebrated its 1987th anniversary in 100.There is a big response every year, and the cumulative number of entries from the 1st to the 33rd is 1,507,581, which is the tanka competition with the highest cumulative number of entries in Japan (according to a survey by Toyo University on January 2020, 1).Also, from the 15th meeting, it has been sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

 The theme for this 33rd edition is a tanka poem that incorporates "the perspective and sense of life of modern students." 61,976 works were submitted, and 100 winning works and 10 elementary school students were selected. It was the first time in eight years since 6 that more than 2011 applications were received, and it seems that the fact that Manyoshu was in the limelight due to the revision to "Reiwa" also led to interest in tanka.

 From the submitted works, you can see various approaches such as close-ups of familiar events, a calm perspective from a bird's-eye view of the world, feelings for family and friends, feelings related to modern communication, anxiety about your own course and future. Was done.Many unique works were written from the perspective of young people who will live in a new era, even with the universal worries and joys of everyday life.

 In tanka dealing with current affairs and social issues, he showed an interest not only in fashionable sweets but also in environmental and political issues, and it seems that he is realizing a global and borderless world.In addition, he is at the mercy of smartphones, which have become established as a communication tool, has doubts, and rejects them. Works were also seen.

 In addition to individual winning works, five schools were also selected for the "School Special Award", which is presented to schools that have received a large number of excellent works submitted by the entire school.The awards were given to Chiba Prefecture / Shibaura Institute of Technology Kashiwa Junior High School, Kanagawa Prefecture / Keio Shonan Fujisawa High School, Hiroshima Prefecture / Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Technical High School, Tokushima Prefecture / Anan National College of Technology, Nagasaki Prefecture / Sasebo City Gion Junior High School.

 The winning works are available on the Toyo University website.

Reference: [Toyo University] Toyo University announces the winning works of "33rd Toyo University" Contemporary Student Hyakunin Isshu ""

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