Traditional Japanese Najio-Gampi-shi washi paper-making process in Japan.
Sydney Solis is on TikTok, sharing her haiku, art, love of Japanese and Asian culture, and just about everything else!
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!
Art and literature lovers, culture and language junkies - join me and some amazing global group of artists and writers for the Luz Del Mes Tri-Anthology Virtual Conference Oct. 31- Nov. 1.
Yoga Teacher and Storyteller Sydney Solis is interviewed on the Mahalaxmi Show about Storytime Yoga, yoga and Japanese philosophy, nature, mythology and more!
A few weeks ago I was in Tokyo again for the First World Kamishibai Day for peace. I told the story Nidoto by Eiko Matsui about the atomic bombings and the need for peace. In English it's titled Never Again. The day before Eiko Matsui and her sister, Asako and I had visited with the … Continue reading Healing the Ancestors With Story and Kamishibai To Prevent Another War and Japan’s Re-Militarization
Happy to announce that photographs of mine I took of Ise Jingu Grand Shrine in Ise, Japan have been published in Kyoto Journal magazine issue 92. Titled "Devotion" it features photographs I took, ironically on a rainy day, of the most sacred shrine in Japan that is devoted to the Japanese Sun Goddess Amaterasu. The photographs … Continue reading My Photographs of Ise Jingu Grand Shrine Published in Kyoto Journal
Upon my first visit to Japan in November 2016 at age 50, I became a filmmaker! I had started writing a bunch of haiku and tanka poems during this powerful experience, then turned them into video poems. This Mythic Yoga Journey to Japan Haiku Video No. 1 was the first video I ever made in … Continue reading Mythic Yoga Journey To Japan Haiku Video Poem No. 1
Sakura fever has struck. The falling petals of many cherry blossoms throughout the Kansai region have forced me outside to make pilgrimages on my bike around Osaka and else where to view these breathtaking beautiful trees. They remind me of how short life is. Most cherry blossoms have now faded and dropped their petals like snow. … Continue reading Sakura Fever at the Japan Mint in Osaka is a Transcendental Event