Posts Tagged ‘ Japan ’

Ghost or Not: On Lee Ann Roripaugh’s “tsunami vs. the fukushima 50” – Los Angeles Review of Books

 

Of her decision to render the tsunami female, Roripaugh, who is poet laureate of South Dakota and editor-in-chief of the South Dakota Review, said, in a recent interview with Frontier Poetry, “nature […] is traditionally read as feminine, or female, and — much like women’s bodies — is a contested space that is endlessly erased, silenced, controlled, legislated, and colonized.”

Source: Ghost or Not: On Lee Ann Roripaugh’s “tsunami vs. the fukushima 50” – Los Angeles Review of Books

COLD MOUNTAIN – YouTube

A Longhouse Birdhouse

What is Haiku? with Hana Fujimoto & Emiko Miyashita, Haiku International Association, Japan – YouTube

 

“When you write haiku you know where you are.” – Emiko Miyashita

ISLE OF DOGS | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight – YouTube

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”.