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IRAN
BY STEVEN TIZZARD

I stare at the barren oatmeal, forbidding life, eroded by the elements, its own self-loathing nature…

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BY UMAGAMI KYOHIKO

Originally, the whole of Kyoto was a sacred place. This fact becomes clear as soon as one looks at the city geomantically, but this spiritual power has been lost in the heart of the modern city. Yet in its surrounds, scattered throughout the encircling mountains, there are many locales that maintain their psychic power…

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Wine Through Water

On June 8, 2012 By

Wine Through Water

From KJ 52
BY LINDA GRACE PHILIPPSEN

hear soft laughter and giggling. Mihoko and her mother. It is late evening and I make the last trip to the toire. Before returning to my room I open the door to the kitchen to say goodnight. I […]

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Matsuri, Gods and the Land

On June 8, 2012 By

EVERETT BROWN INTERVIEWS TADAYOSHI HIMEDA

I first visited Shiromi in the late 60s and I was surprised by what I saw. Here was a community in this modern era still practicing a culture that deeply reflected the hunting customs of the Jomon era.

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Signs of Darkness

On June 8, 2012 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

One summer evening not long ago, in a certain part of Tokyo, a big city up north, hundreds of households right at the pinnacle of prime time were suddenly plunged into an unfamiliar state known in pre-electric eons as “utter darkness”…

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Aspirin

On June 8, 2012 By

BY ROBERT BRADY

You want to know all about aspirin then you just go get yourself a good case of sciatica, nothing will teach you about aspirin better than a good case of sciatica…

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Zen & the Art of Rejuvenation

On February 24, 2012 By

ART
BY LUCINDA COWING

Taizo-in launched its groundbreaking ‘Fusuma-e Project’ in the spring of 2011. The Zen temple is commissioning a young, unknown Kyoto-based artist to compose large sumi-e ink paintings on 64 new sliding doors, or fusuma…

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Blessings of the Dragon Gods

On January 21, 2012 By

CALLIGRAPHY
BY PONTE RYŪRUI
BeyondCalligraphy.com

The moves of a master calligrapher resemble those of a dragon in flight. The calligraphy is so alive and vigorous that it seems to contain a dragon’s spirit flowing in the brush strokes…

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Museums

On October 15, 2011 By

Museums

Here we list museums well-known and some not so well-known but are nevertheless a must-see while you’re in the city. We will try to update this page with the latest exhibitions.

 
 
 
 

In Kyoto city

Museum of Kyoto

Kyoto National Museum

Kyoto Museum […]

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