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
Haiku by Sydney Solis during Coronavirus.
Inner Connections of the Liquid Sky 43 Haiku and a Mythical Poem from the Kojiki by Maria Paptzelou and Masashi Nakamura is available as an Ebook.
Watch the video of the Kyoto Exhibition that celebrates 170th Anniversary of Lafcadio Hearn's Birth made by Masashi Nakamura of Japan.
Haiku and photographs accompany Sydney Solis's journey to Tamaki Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan while on pilgrimage walking the Kumano Kodo.
My plan to return to Japan this month has been postponed due to the coronavirus. I was all set to return for three months - one in Kyoto for the Lafcadio Hearn April 22-25 and then Tokyo for a month to be with kamishibai friends before back for another month in Kansai. How quickly the … Continue reading Haiga, Haibun and Haiku in the Time of Coronavirus
An American poet visits the Mukaishima POW Memorial in Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture Japan and meets with Japanese citizens committed to education and peace.
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.