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.

See and hear more at BBC Radio 4 page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bh431g



From this book:

Osaki Sayaka

The Entrance

Arai Takako

Sacred Tree

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