A round up of new haiku books, haibun journals, video haiku and a contest. Some I am published in. Have a look!
Sydney Solis is on TikTok, sharing her haiku, art, love of Japanese and Asian culture, and just about everything else!
The wonderful world of Japanese onsen hot springs fo health and relaxation.
Photo Haiku No. 1 by Sydney Solis celebrates the beauty of azaleas.
Kitsune is a fox. Another one of my favorite foods in Japan was Kitsune udon. Kitsune means fox in Japanese, and according to folklore, foxes love aburaage 油揚げ the deep-fried tofu pockets that top thick chewy noodles made from wheat to make a hot soup. I ordered Kitsune udon every time because it's meatless. Here's a … Continue reading きつねうどん Kitsune Udon – Udon with 油揚げAburaage Deep Fried Tofu Pocket
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
When I attended the Kamishibai for Peace seminar in Tokyo in November 2018, I had the great pleasure of meeting Walter Ritter of Write Out Loud San Diego as well as Oakland Public Library Children's Librarian Erica Siskind. Walter has since created the World Kamishibai Forum series of seminars on YouTube that discuss Kamishibai around … Continue reading World Kamishibai Forum Webinars on YouTube
Delicious agedashi dofu in Japan is a delicious deep-fried tofu snack.
Well, the karmic payback for whatever I did in my past life continues as I wait out Covid-19 here in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. unable to return to Japan. So, I will fantasize and keep the memories alive. This blog post started out as a Top 10 reasons why I miss living in Japan, but I … Continue reading Things I Miss About Living in Japan #No. 1 – Subways and Trains
My last day in Osaka, October 30, 2019, and Ueda-san gifted me some "Hapis," and a nice bottle of sake! It has been 16 months since my last adjustment at Yoshiyasu Ueda's Reflex Chiropractic and Acupuncture office in Shinmachi, Osaka, Japan. Since being back home in Florida, USA under mostly sedentary Covid conditions, I can’t … Continue reading My Japanese Chiropractor in Osaka Part III, or, The Memoir of My Body