Crash Course: Haiku

Moonless night a powerful wind embraces the ancient cedars -- Matsuo Basho So wrote one of the most famous poets in all of Japanese history, Matsuo Basho. Basho was known for his extensive travels throughout Japan and the manner in which he chronicled them - mostly in haiku form. What's a haiku? Don't confuse it... Continue Reading →

5 Faves: Children’s Books

Heading to Japan with the little ones in tow? Pick up some picture books before your trip - they're guaranteed to get everyone excited about the upcoming adventure! Here are a few of my favorite choices: One Leaf Rides the Wind by Celeste Mannis - A young girl goes on a poetic tour of a Japanese garden.... Continue Reading →

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