Walking the Kumano Kodo beings at 熊野本宮大社, Kumano Hongū Taisha. It serves as the head shrine of more than 3,000 Kumano shrines across Japan and is part of the san-zen - three famous shrines that cover the route. Hongu Taisha enshrines its own deity and the deities of the other two Kumano shrines, Hayatama Taisha, Nachi Taisha, as well asthe sun goddess Amaterasu.
Unlike an ekphrastic poem that is describing a work of art, the Haipho must have a few considerations.
I am moving all day and not moving at all. I am like the moon underneath the waves that ever go on rolling and rocking.
A selection of new Haiku books and e-books from independent publishers around the world.
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.
Yoga Teacher and Storyteller Sydney Solis is interviewed on the Mahalaxmi Show about Storytime Yoga, yoga and Japanese philosophy, nature, mythology and more!
Enjoy virtual travel to Japan's top destinations from the comfort of home via 360 photos on JR West's Japan Rail Pass website. You can enter its contest too! I did!
How we bring the beauty of traditional Japanese lifestyle and mindfulness into our American home.
The divine messenger of the sun, the crow, is exemplified in Yatagarasu, the three-legged crow in Japanese mythology. With photos and haiku by Sydney Solis.
When I first moved to Japan in the summer of 2017, the heat was brutal, especially in the cities. I had exhausted myself visiting shrines and temples in Kyoto, so I decided to stay close to our Shinmachi, Osaka neighborhood. There was a plethora of these sacred places within a few blocks radius. A gentle … Continue reading Photo Haiku – Chrysanthemums