Haiku and Shinto

The haiku group I belong to published a small volume in 2007 entitled Seasons of the Gods on the theme of Shinto. It contained an afterword by Toji Kamata, who has described himself as a freelance Shinto priest. He’s written some great … Continue reading

Hata 6) Matsuo Taisha

1) Origins Kyoto’s oldest shrine?  It’s been battling that out with Kamigamo Jinja for some time now. The Matsuo area was a stronghold of the Hata clan, the Kamigamo area that of the Kamo.  The two clans were settled in … Continue reading

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