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.
I am back home in Osaka, Japan after a two week delay from typhoon Jebi earlier this month. I'm back just in time for the next typhoon Trami coming our way, expected to his here Sunday night! We are stocked up with food and water, and my camera is ready! Let's hope for the best … Continue reading Kyobashi – A Visual Poem to Keep Article 9 in Japan’s Constitution
This art-form Shodō that is also a way of life and has its own philosophy was working its power on me. It was all very Zen.
Pearls, a film poem by Sydney Solis, featuring Pearl Divers from Mikimoto Pearl Island, Japan.
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
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
Quaint, eclectic and bohemian can't quite describe my second home in Osaka at Colombo Cornershop books and coffee, but it's worth to keep trying to find the right word every time I visit. In Shinshaibashi across from the Nanba shrine, Colombo sits on the corner and calls out Paris every time I walk by to … Continue reading Who Needs Paris When You Have Colombo Cornershop Books and Coffee in Osaka