Rakushisha – the cottage of the fallen persimmons.

Rakushisha is the cottage of the Genroku poet Mukai Kyorai. He was one of the ten disciples of the haiku poet Matsuo Basho,Basho once referred to Kyorai in this way : “In Kyoto there is Kyorai, who is in charge of haikaiin Western Japan” He was the most important poet to continue Basho’s authentic style…

The hawk outside Sento Palace

“Seating on a bench outside Sento Palace. Happiness is filling me in anticipation to the next exploration in Sento Palace! Its time for lunch and we start our first bites. A hawk suddenly dives from the sky and passes from our left to the right…we had to crouch our bodies…the hawk repeats the same dive…

Kyoto Gosho – Imperial Palace

   I left Greece the 19th of March and arrived in Tokyo the 21st after passing through Northeastern Greece, Bulgaria and then flying over Asia for 14 hours.While I was in the gigantic plane I watched an eternal sunrise…following the sun from Istanbul to Tokyo Narita airport. It was difficult to sleep and I managed…