Volume 2


Sea of Trees: Poetic Gateways to Aokigahara

Poetry and translations by Arai Takako, Jordan A. Y. Smith, Osaki Sayaka, and Yotsumoto Yasuhiro, with comments, support, and photography from Anishka Sharma & Barney Savage.

Summer 2018. BBC Radio 4 invited four poets on an excursion to the fabled Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji to explore and to write and record poetry.





From this book:

Osaki Sayaka

The Entrance

Arai Takako

Sacred Tree

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