“Aquarium” is a marine Ikebana poem which wouldn’t have been written if not for the sudden appearance of the Corona pandemic during which you and me and just about everyone else felt our lives to be restrained from the depth of the ocean, more or less, to the transparent limits of an aquarium.
A question I get asked often is how to read marine Ikebana poetry. Marine Ikebana poetry compositions are different from what you may learn in Ikebana schools…
Blue spaces include any body of water such as a fountain, a hot spring, a pond, a lake, even a sea or an ocean if you live in a coastal area. Being near them for extended periods of time has several health benefits:
Welcome to the world of marine Ikebana poetry, an innovative genre you can enjoy seeing and reading inside the quality pages of the Diamond Dust (Poems From the Black Sea) photo book series! First, what is marine Ikebana poetry? Ikebana is a traditional Japanese art form of flower arrangement. The aesthetics involved in such bouquets […]
It’s been more than a year since I first took Japanese learning seriously and I’m amazed that I haven’t given up. I’m not fluent yet but I understand it better and better and I think I’ll publish 1-year updates on my progress in learning this difficult language. I’m now somewhere between an absolute beginner and […]