An American poet visits the Mukaishima POW Memorial in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan and meets with Japanese citizens committed to education and peace.
The Healing Waters of Kamiyusou onsen in Totsukawa, Nara prefecture are a perfect stop to write haiku and rest your weary bones as you make your way as a pilgrim on the Kumano Kodo in Japan.
Haibun and photo haiku of Tomonoura in Tomonoura, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
A variety of opportunities to appreciate and write haiku poetry are to be found in Japan. A few of my favorite experiences, from the Arashiyama Bamboo forest composure strolls to books, to haiku competitions.
After the big Osaka earthquake the whole family experienced June 18, then record rain and flooding throughout Japan, followed in July by a heat wave that is killing people in droves and sending thousands to the hospital, another typhoon has hit. Yet I was in Orlando for it! Had boarded a plane July 26 and headed … Continue reading Trading Osaka Summer for August in Orlando
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