Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’

The Rainbow of Japan’s LGBTQ Identity, Captured in Photos

Civil partners Maika and Natsue on the subway

Queer people in Japan are in the spotlight in the latest installment of a book series that documents LGBTQ lives around the world.

Source: The Rainbow of Japan’s LGBTQ Identity, Captured in Photos

Japanese spa offers the option of a back massage from a cat – YouTube

J22 尺八 SHAKUHACHI Flûte de bambou 後半 福田輝久 杵屋子邦 – YouTube

Hibakusha ‘heartbroken’ over Japan’s opposition to nuke ban treaty – The Mainichi

Toshiki Fujimori (Mainichi)

NEW YORK — Survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki voiced strong anger over the Japanese government’s decision to abstain from a United Nations conference to negotiate a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.

Source: Hibakusha ‘heartbroken’ over Japan’s opposition to nuke ban treaty – The Mainichi

HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Cities of Green Leaves Kukai 2011: Revisited

The rise of full moon –
the May darkness
of my mulberry tree

Eiko Yachimoto / Japan


a breeze –
on the water
sky appearing . . .
under purple irises

Keiko Yurugi / Japan


Source: HAIKU BANDIT SOCIETY: Cities of Green Leaves Kukai 2011: Revisited

Haiku in Brooklyn, by Jennifer Needleman

If I had to choose one it would be Hosai’s butterfly’s shadow, which begins at 6:32. Others I love include: the first two; Buson at 15:50; and Bashō’s autumnal sun. – word pond

Hat tip to Brooklyn’s own noted haiku poet, Tyrone McDonald, for sharing “Haiku in Brooklyn”.

Roland Barthes – The Incident – from “Empire of Signs” |Evening Will Come

Roland Barthes
The Incident

Evening Will Come.

indra’s net by Donna Fleischer

“Imagine a multidimensional spider’s web in the early morning covered with dew drops. And every dew drop contains the reflection of all the other dew drops. And, in each reflected dew drop, the reflections of all the other dew drops in that reflection. And so ad infinitum. That is the Buddhist conception of the universe in an image.” ~ Alan Watts

“In Hua-yen and Zen Buddhist thought the Net of Indra, which originates in the Sanskrit “Avatamsaka Sutra”, constructs the cosmos as a multi-dimensional array of interrelationships that simultaneously and repeatedly reflect each other and the whole as jewels embedded within each node of the net.” ~ Donna Fleischer

“Indra’s Net”, the book, is housed with the Japanese Museum of Haiku Literature, Tokyo, Poets House NYC, UMASS – Amherst DuBois Library, the Canadian Haiku Society, & the California State Library Haiku Archives at Sacramento.

[indra’s net (bottle rockets press, 2003): 25 haibun by Donna Fleischer, out of print & available free at Scribd