SHAO and “A Haiku Sailing Pilgrimage around Japan” is the vision of Professor Richard Gilbert, Ph.D., Kumamoto University, Faculty of Letters, an international figure in the promotion of Japanese and English-language haiku. Making his … Read More
Received his MA from the Faculty of Information Studies, Kumamoto University, in March 2008, after obtaining his BA in East Asian History, University of Alberta. His MA thesis (in Japanese), Japanese Editorial Representation of the … Read More
Received his Ph.D. in Literature from Kumamoto University, in 2011, for his dissertation, “The Double War: Yeats’s Philosophy and Sense of National Identity in Evolution, from John Sherman through ‘Meditations in Time of Civil … Read More
From his arrival in Japan in 1986, Jeff’s love for the Japanese traditional bamboo flute, the Shakuhachi, took root. He progressed under the guidance of Kinko-ryu master Tsurugi Kyomudo, to the point that he finds himself today teaching … Read More
As an artist and art publisher for some decades, living in Mysore and Goa, India, for some15 years, I've been making art with everyday objects deeply ingrained in Indian culture and ritual. I use these materials in paintings and sculptures … Read More
Our all-volunteer staff numbers 10 members. On this page our core group of five members is highlighted, though there are many behind the scenes helping with administration and translation. Over time we will be adding Associate Members to this page.
We also welcome your participation. We are looking for skilled bilingual translators and interpreters of Japanese & English. As well, we hope to network with sailors interested in sailing with "Intuition" for stages of the circumnavigation of Japan.
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