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Ban'ya Natsuishi

Ban’ya Natsuishi, master of contemporary haiku and trailblazer at home on the overflowing haiku mountain of life, offers the world - Hybrid Paradise, a collection of his recent, liberating work. In 2009, I wrote a review in a book for him, The Poetical Achievements of Ban’ya Natsuishi, understanding the honour of casting my views on such outstanding haiku. Again, I am thrilled to be involved in the process of expounding works of this incredible author, who has been a great influence in forging ahead with my own style of muki-haiku (seasonless poem technique)! Hybrid Paradise contains a vast array of haiku, from life’s illusions during the golden experiences of life’s challenges—the sometimes exhilarating yet blurring of memories in our final days, to infinity, and the consciousness of elements. Throughout these pages, Ban’ya provides flashes of brilliance that bring us to the present moment by considering fresh leaves a reminder of a lost book, bridging time by guiding the reader to the past, future potential, and current renewed state of form… the recycling of God’s materials. One can only admire the acuity and playfulness of Ban’ya’s mind for example in The Patriarch on the Seashore, Chapter 2, when he denotes the natural transition of life as ‘an elopement of grandparents’, giving an empowering edge to the often unexpected cross-over into the unknown, in the cycle of life and death. Elopements are usually regarded in the realm of free-will and decision-making, secret in nature, normally romantic in appeal. Ban’ya offers an invitation to remind all of us that at unknown and destined times we eventually ‘escape’ from life, abscond from the scorching sun we must endure in life challenges, and even the graveyard itself will return to the earth from which all matter originates.

 

 
Books By Ban'ya Natsuishi

The Poetic Achievement...

The Poetic Achievement...
Dr. Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 978-81-8253-149-9
Literature & Fiction

$15

Hybrid Paradise

Hybrid Paradise
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-8182531758
Haiku

$15

Flying Pope

Flying Pope
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-81-8253-106-2
Haiku

$15

Endless Helix

Endless Helix
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-81-8253-072-0
Haiku

$15

World Haiku 2011 NO. 7

World Haiku 2011 NO. 7
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784879441737
Haiku

$15

World Haiku 2010: No. 6

World Haiku 2010: No. 6
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784879441560
Haiku

$15

Ginyu No. 49

Ginyu No. 49
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN:
Haiku

$12

Ginyu No. 50

Ginyu No. 50
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN:
Haiku

$12

Ginyu No. 51

Ginyu No. 51
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN:
Haiku

$12

WHA Anthology 2011

WHA Anthology 2011
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-4-87944-183-6
Haiku

$10

2nd Tokyo Poetry Fest. & 6th WHA Conf. 2011 Anthology

2nd Tokyo Poetry Fest. & 6th WHA Conf. 2011 Anthology
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-4-87944-181-2
Haiku

$17

Ginyu No. 52

Ginyu No. 52
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN:
Haiku

$12

World Haiku 2012: No. 8

World Haiku 2012: No. 8
Ban'ya Natsuishi / World Haiku Association
ISBN: 9784879441911
Haiku

$20

Modern Japanese Haiku

Modern Japanese Haiku
Ban'ya Natsuishi & Sayumi Kamakura
ISBN: 9788182533516
Haiku

$13

WORLD HAIKU 2013 NO. 9

WORLD HAIKU 2013 NO. 9
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 97848794412031
Haiku

$15

Black Card

Black Card
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9788182534193
Haiku

$15

WORLD HAIKU 2014 NO. 10

WORLD HAIKU 2014 NO. 10
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 978-4-87944-216-1

$15

World Haiku 2015: No. 11

World Haiku 2015: No. 11
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784879442338
Haiku

$15

Selected 100 Haiku Calligraphies by Ban'ya Natsuishi

Selected 100 Haiku Calligraphies by Ban'ya Natsuishi
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784806016847

$25

100 Haiku (English and Japanese Edition)

100 Haiku (English and Japanese Edition)
Ban'ya Natsuishi and Sayumi Kamakura
ISBN: 9788182536494
Haiku

$15

World Haiku 2016: No. 12

World Haiku 2016: No. 12
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784879442505
Haiku

$15

Ban'ya Natsuishi's World of Dreams: An Intensive Study of Selected Haiku

Ban'ya Natsuishi's World of Dreams: An Intensive Study of Selected Haiku
Edited by Santosh Kumar
ISBN: 9789385945809
Literature & Fiction

$15

World Haiku 2017: No. 13

World Haiku 2017: No. 13
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9784879442765
Haiku

$15

The Theater of the Desert

The Theater of the Desert
Ban'ya Natsuishi
ISBN: 9789385945991
Haiku

$16