I was struck by the contrast of groups in this photo I took from the platform of Tofukuji Station in Kyoto. The Chinese tourists on the left dressed fashionably bright and looking at their cell phones; the Japanese school girls in somber uniforms on the right talking to each other. Two worlds!
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.
Photograph of trees along the Kumano Kodo, or dark path, at Nachikatsuura, Wakayama, Japan.
Street photography of Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan by Sydney Solis
Haibun and photo haiku of Tomonoura in Tomonoura, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
The U.S. has been quietly remilitarizing Japan in a violation of the constitution it put in place after World War II, betraying veterans of all countries and peace as it sends a destroyer to the Middle East and Japanese defense manufacturers profit from it.
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.
Photo haiku and reflections about Pearl Harbor day written by an American living in Japan.
Ever since coming to Japan I have wanted to see Kagura, which means "entertaining the gods." It relates the myths of Japan, utilizing sacred Japanese dance and music dedicated to Shinto gods. This year Western Shimane Prefecture's Iwami Kagura Naniwa opened a Kagura theatre in Osaka. My daughter was in town, so we went as a … Continue reading Japan’s Living Mythic Tradition Comes Alive at Iwami Kagura Naniwa in Osaka