Archive for October, 2012

A poetry reading and discussion will be held by members of the Japan International Poetry Society at the Graduate School of Language and Culture at Osaka University (大阪大学の言語文化研究科) on November 17th between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Readers will include Eric Selland, Goro Takano, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Kiyoko Ogawa, Loren Goodman, Yoko Danno, and myself.  Poetry […]


Not too far down the road from Izumo-taisha the last sandy vestiges of the land sprinkle out into the Sea of Japan.  The beach here is called Inasa-no-hama and it is the site where Okuninushi (大国主), the Great Land Master, ceded control of Japan to Amaterasu and her heirs.  According to the Kojiki, the Record […]