Culture

For over a thousand years, as the imperial capital, Kyoto was the arbiter of Japanese culture and its finest arts. Today, it is still revered for both traditional and contemporary excellence. KJ has a deep interest in the place of the arts, and literature, in present-day society, all across Asia and beyond.

Contact: submissions@kyotojournal.org

 

 

Culture

On June 15, 2011 By

Culture

For over a thousand years, as the imperial capital, Kyoto was the arbiter of Japanese culture and its finest arts. Today, it is still revered for both traditional and contemporary excellence. KJ has a deep interest in the place of the arts, and literature, in present-day society, all across Asia and beyond.

Contact: submissions@kyotojournal.org

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Far From Home

On October 17, 2014 By

REVIEW BY KEN RODGERS

“The novel hinges on Rashomon-like multiple takes on the hellish circumstances in which one individual prisoner was beaten to death”

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VILHAR’S BOOKS
 

MATSURI: World of Japanese Festivals
Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 1994.
Currently out of print.
Used copies available online.

 

KYOTO: A Cultural Sojourn
Yohan, 1998.
IBC Publishing, 2013, Tokyo.

 

GRACIOUS GIFTS:
Japan’s […]

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Osmosis

On June 29, 2013 By

BY JODIE MOON

A synergy of the artistic energies of two artists with roots in many cultures and places.

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By Hien Luu and Jodie Moon
 
What does it mean to connect the fifty women artists of sixteen different Asian countries and regions represented in this exhibition by calling them “Women In-Between”?

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Contested Terrain in Afghanistan

On November 29, 2012 By

BY ISAAC S. BLACKSIN

The great wealth beneath Mes Aynak creates a conflict between two development projects, one economic and one cultural. Preserving and promoting Afghanistan’s cultural heritage must compete with extracting and exporting mineral resources…

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INTERVIEW BY ALICE MIYAGAWA
Mayumi Oda has devoted more than fifty years of her life to her art…her deeply feminist viewpoint also drives her ongoing efforts to promote world peace and eliminate nuclear weapons and other nuclear threats.

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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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The Epic of Tea

On February 19, 2012 By

TEA
BY DANIEL R. KANE

“Why do you study Tea?” The usual answers perhaps are enough: “It is an aesthetic exercise; a Zen discipline; a unique means of social interaction.” Yet, I have wondered if there might be some other attraction to Tea; something not so apparent…

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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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