Well, the karmic payback for whatever I did in my past life continues as I wait out Covid-19 here in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. unable to return to Japan. So, I will fantasize and keep the memories alive. This blog post started out as a Top 10 reasons why I miss living in Japan, but I … Continue reading Things I Miss About Living in Japan #No. 1 – Subways and Trains
My last day in Osaka, October 30, 2019, and Ueda-san gifted me some "Hapis," and a nice bottle of sake! It has been 16 months since my last adjustment at Yoshiyasu Ueda's Reflex Chiropractic and Acupuncture office in Shinmachi, Osaka, Japan. Since being back home in Florida, USA under mostly sedentary Covid conditions, I can’t … Continue reading My Japanese Chiropractor in Osaka Part III, or, The Memoir of My Body
You can purchase Sydney Solis's prize-winning Tempozan Ferris Wheel photo at Estudio Sol on Society6 It makes a great holiday gift!
Mirrors 鏡, kagami, have a magical element to them in Japan. You see them everywhere at Shinto as well as Buddhist Shrines.
Kaiseki at Umehana Restaurant, Osaka, Japan.
Photograph of Zen priest at Umeda Station by Sydney Solis.
I saw this sunflower papier-mâché prop in the window walking in Osaka, Japan one day. I loved its originality and the black-and-white newspapers with politicians' photos in the center. I almost walked on by, but I'm glad I didn't.￼ Sometimes it's the little things that turn out to be unexpectedly beautiful. ￼ ￼ This photograph … Continue reading Sunflower Mâché — Photo Art
Street photography of Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan by Sydney Solis
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.
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