Wako-ji Buddhist Temple and pomegranates in Osaka, Japan photographs by Sydney Solis. The haibun Pomegranates has been published in MacQueen’s McQuinterly Arts and Literary Journal. The haibun was inspired by this place and its pomegranates.
Rocks in Japan have long been seen as sacred, John Dougill of Green Shinto points out. In Shinto there are ‘spirit-bodies’ made of rock which form the object of worship, the idea being that ancestral spirits descend into them and are made manifest. These special rocks, known as iwakura, are hung with rice rope and treated … Continue reading 重森三玲 Mirei Shigemori Residence and Rock Garden Kyoto
Street photography by Sydney Solis of Singapore during her visit in 2019.
Traditional Japanese Najio-Gampi-shi washi paper-making process in Japan.
The moss garden and pond at Tofukuji Buddhist Temple in Kyoto reminded me of the famous Basho haiku poem about a frog.
The use of the Japanese itadakimasu いただきます Is still said here at home in the USA to take a moment to be mindful and express gratitude for the food I receive. A slideshow with lots of photos of gorgeous Japanese food and dishes too!
I’ve been putting together the myriad film clips I took in Japan and doing something with them. Learning curve for moi, reluctant Luddite, has been high, but I never give up! Hey, I can develop silver gelatin prints in a darkroom; digital, not so much. So enjoy Looking: Random Jumble Film No. 1 of Osaka, … Continue reading Looking: Random Jumble Film No. 1 of Osaka, Japan
Sydney Solis is on TikTok, sharing her haiku, art, love of Japanese and Asian culture, and just about everything else!
Photo Haiku No. 1 by Sydney Solis celebrates the beauty of azaleas.
You can purchase Sydney Solis's prize-winning Tempozan Ferris Wheel photo at Estudio Sol on Society6 It makes a great holiday gift!