1st YAKAMOCHI MEDAL Outline for recommendations
Prize Name：1st Yakamochi Meda（l Awarded every two years,tentatively）
Intent：On the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the birth of Otomo no Yakamochi, author of many splendid
poems in Etchu Province, Toyama Prefecture is creating the Yakamochi Medal to honor the achievements
of outstanding poets around the world, with the objective of awarding contributions to the creation of a
spiritually rich life for all, starting with Toyama Prefecture citizens.
Eligibility：A poet (of any nationality or residency) with outstanding literary achievements in poetry*
around the world
*poetry: An expression of language in varied forms with metre
Recommendation：Public appeal for recommendations from experts, poetry specialists, and poets from multiple
Recommendation Form：Please use the prescribed recommendation form.
The recommendation from can be downloaded from here.
Awards：Certicate, medal, and a prize of two million Yen
Deadline：November 30th 2017 (Recommendation must be received by mail by this date)
Results：Results will be announced in June 2018 (tentatively).
Ceremony：We plan to invite the recipient and organize a presentation ceremony in July 2018.
Furthermore, we hope to organize a celebratory lecture from the recipient.
Point of Contact：For any questions, please send an email in English or Japanese to the following address.
Where to send the recommendation
Department in Charge：Please send the recommendation form by mail to the following address
Koshinokuni Museum of Literature Yakamochi Medal Office
〒930-0095 2-22 Funahashi Minamicho, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture
TEL: 076-431-5492 FAX: 076-431-5490