Tagged with poetry

Tsuki Magazine

Tsuki Magazine

Tsuki magazine is a brand new online literary magazine featuring writing, art, & photography out of Tokyo, Japan. The first issue will be published on 10th May, but if you can’t wait that long you can see the sample issue here. The first issue features an interview with Loco in Yokohama and photography by Yuuki Honda. I’m curious … Continue reading

Catching the blossom with a haiku

Catching the blossom with a haiku

After spending a few hours in St James’s Park under the cherry blossoms (or possibly some other kind of blossoms, I can’t actually tell), I made my way to the Chelsea College of Art for a haiku workshop. The workshop was run by haiku poets Sho Otaka and Paul Conneally, in English and Japanese, and … Continue reading

Silks: A Composition of Poetry

The Crypt Gallery near Euston Station in London is one of most unique spaces I’ve visited. In fact, I didn’t even realise where the gallery was until I dubiously peered into the dark doorway and found what I was looking for. I wouldn’t have known about this little-publicised exhibition if it hadn’t been for an … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: B is for…

Continuing with my A-Z of Japan series, today it’s time for B. I thought for a while about what should represent B – should it perhaps be baseball (a very popular sport in Japan), Buddhism (one of Japan’s two main religions) or bento (弁当) (Japanese lunch boxes made with precision and care)? All are worthy … Continue reading

Approaching Asakusa from a different angle…

Senso-ji in Asakusa is probably Tokyo’s most famous temple, and I have visited there a number of times. However, this time (on 15th April) I approached it from a whole different angle and saw things in a new way. I usually approach the bold red temple gate from the “main entrance”, by which I mean … Continue reading