The wonderful world of Japanese onsen hot springs fo health and relaxation.
Photo Haiku No. 1 by Sydney Solis celebrates the beauty of azaleas.
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
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
Furoshiki, Japanese cloth for wrapping or making other objects, is a great way to reduce waste and wrap your holiday gifts.
A compendium of different Haiku, Haibun and Photo Haiku books, contests and websites.
Sydney Solis talks about her Mythic Yoga Journey to Japan on Valerie Carruther's Podcast, The Shazam Show. Myth and Transformation covers everything from Shinto, Joseph Campbell, Faith in Nature, and war and sex. Have a listen!
熊野古道 Kumano Kodō, Faith in Nature and The Mythic Return
The grand finale of the 熊野古道 Kumano Kodō prilgimage was a close-up view of the 那智滝Nachi Waterfall at the 飛瀧神社Hiro Jinja Shinto Shrine.