Prize-winning photo of the Tempozan Ferris Wheel in Osaka is available at Studio Sol on Society6. The pandemic had a funny effect on me. After what seemed like two years sitting inside our Orlando living room staring at my husband, getting cast in independent films got me out in the world again. Hence, the slowdown … Continue reading Haiku, Haibun, Book News, Mythology and More
Poetry in Japan
Bashō in Osaka, His Final Haiku and New Beginnings
Attending Hailstone Haiku Circle's online Kukai in horizontal position at 2 a.m. here from my bed in Florida last Sunday, I enjoyed seeing and hearing via Zoom some dear old friends and new faces from my haiku circle in Japan. The theme of the haiku reading and sharing was endings and beginnings, and founder Stephen Gill … Continue reading Bashō in Osaka, His Final Haiku and New Beginnings
Seven Haiku Film Poems by Sydney Solis
The seven haiku film poems and an introductory film by Sydney Solis of her Mythic Yoga Journey to Japan.
Two Atomic Bombs and I – The 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima
I grew up under the shadow of World War II because my father was a child survivor of a Japanese concentration camp and my mother was pro-atomic bomb. Living in Japan helped me realize what really happened and make up my own mind about the atomic bombings.
Keep Calm and Read Bashō Haiku Poetry 4 Humanity
Keep calm and read some haiku by the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō as translated by Jeff Robbins of Basho4humanity;
Lafcadio in Japan Code – Seeking A Lost Spiritual Tradition Commemorative Exhibition Catalog Released 日本の文化
Japanese philosophy, mythology, and art lovers alike will fall in love with a unique new e-book Lafcadio in Japan Code - Seeking A Lost Spiritual Tradition. This Exhibition Catalog, doubling as a memory book of the April 22-25 Kyoto exhibition that commemorated the 170th anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's birth, contains a plethora of art, photography, poetry and prose about Japanese culture from collaborators the world over.
The Liquid Sky: When Art, Haiku and Japanese Myth Connect
Inner Connections of the Liquid Sky 43 Haiku and a Mythical Poem from the Kojiki by Maria Paptzelou and Masashi Nakamura is available as an Ebook.
Haiga and Haiku Exhibition in Kyoto: 170th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn’s Birth
Watch the video of the Kyoto Exhibition that celebrates 170th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's Birth made by Masashi Nakamura of Japan.
Walking the Kumano Kodō: 玉置神社 Tamaki Shinto Shrine – With Haiku and Photos
Haiku and photographs accompany Sydney Solis's journey to Tamaki Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan while on pilgrimage walking the Kumano Kodo.
Inunakiyama Tohorinji Temple犬鳴山轉法輪寺, Nara – Haiku and Photos
First stop on the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage was an unexpected and little known one at the Inukaiyama Hohonen-ji founded by Kūkai in Nara. Inunakiyama Tohorinji Temple犬鳴山轉法輪寺