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In Japan: 5 Anti-Selfies

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It's #NationalPoetryMonth in the U.S., so here are a few visual/written mash ups from a recent trip. Lured by Matsuo Basho, one of Japan’s best known haiku poets and the author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North, I followed his path in search of insights that could be crystallized in simple words and images. During our 17-day trip, I took at least one smartphone photo to post with an accompanying haiku every day. This practice allowed me to routinely reflect on the contrasts between old and new that I found most striking in this place where tradition and technology collide. Continue Reading

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