Photo Haiku – Chrysanthemums

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

Robert Yellin Yakimono Gallery in Kyoto Celebrates Japanese Pottery and Preserves Tradition

f you are looking for the soul of Japan, look to its ceramics. From sake vessels, to tea ceremony ceramics, Japan lives and breathes mindful artisan and meaning through this beautiful art form called Yakimono. And Robert Yellin is devoted to promoting and protecting this art created by living Japanese artisans of more than 40 traditional styles across Japan. 

Writers in Kyoto Annual Poetry Reading, Plus Jazz June 24

You are cordially invited to the Writers in Kyoto Annual Poetry Reading on June 24. It will feature jazz accompanying the Kansai region's many talented poets who are gathering at the The Gnome, at Nijo Kawaramachi in Kyoto  (For map see here.) Happy to say that I, Sydney Solis, am master of ceremonies, humble poet that I am. … Continue reading Writers in Kyoto Annual Poetry Reading, Plus Jazz June 24