Kyoto Interviews

Despite its many World Heritage attractions, Kyoto is much more than a historical site preserving ancient traditions. KJ has produced two unique publications presenting the illimitable human dimensions of Kyoto: Kyoto Speaks (KJ 15) and Kyoto Lives (KJ 71). Both are special issues packed with interviews that reveal the depth and breadth of the Kyoto community. We continue to add illuminating interviews and profiles featuring local people. Contact: kyoto@kyotojournal.org  
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Kyoto Interviews

On July 25, 2011 By

Kyoto Interviews Despite its many World Heritage attractions, Kyoto is much more than a historical site preserving ancient traditions. KJ has produced two unique publications presenting the illimitable human dimensions of Kyoto: Kyoto Speaks (KJ 15) and Kyoto Lives (KJ 71). Both are special issues packed with interviews that reveal the depth and breadth of […]

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Unbridled Perception

On September 13, 2016 By

The founders of the Miksang Institute for Contemplative Photography bring their practice to Asia with a pioneering workshop in Japan.

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Nakagawa Shuji: Oke Maker

On September 2, 2014 By

“Grandfather at work was beautiful to watch.” Shuji remembers, “And the products he created were also splendid and of high-quality. The ideal of the Japanese woodcraft artisan is that at the final sweep of the plane, the separate elements become a single object. My grandfather was making oke that way.”

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The Enlightening of Aikido

On April 17, 2014 By

BRENDAN JOSEPH RIES INTERVIEWS JACQUES PAYET

“Through time the student would become a better person; one who is more aware of weak points, more courageous and more honest, through a body-to-body and heart-to-heart experience…”

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Under Crooked Pine

On January 27, 2014 By

Mark Dodds, interviewed by Ted Taylor
The songs all came from here, sitting in this little alcove in summer and winter and looking out on occasion at that tree, and it became symbolic for the struggle that we all take to get to where it is we ultimately have to go.

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INTERVIEW BY HANA MURRELL

Judith Clancy is the author of three books about Kyoto, Exploring Kyoto, Kyoto Machiya Restaurant Guide and Kyoto City of Zen. She has mapped Kyoto in words and images, enabling countless people, residents and visitors alike, to explore the exceptional cultural, historical, religious and gastronomic heritage of this city.

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Yumi Lee

On February 25, 2013 By

FROM KYOTO SPEAKS

Through my study of this Korean-Japanese issue I have realized that four major factors prevent solutions: the first is Japanese education…

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Arai Manta

On February 25, 2013 By

FROM KYOTO SPEAKS
Born and raised in Tokyo, Arai Manta has spent the last nine years tending bar at Club, a relaxed drinking spot that plays African music, jazz and off-the-wall Japanese pop….

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World Heritage and Kyoto

On June 8, 2012 By

AN INTERVIEW WITH MUNETA YOSHIFUMI
CATHERINE PAWASARAT

Kyoto’s conservation should be determined by residents’ quality of life, not for tourists. We have temples, shrines, forests, and small parks — we can have a good quality of life drawn from Kyoto’s traditional cultural heritage, and we can show the rest of the country what the modem Japanese way of life can be…

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Iwasaki Yuko: Green e Books

On November 19, 2011 By

BY UEMURA KANA

Through her bookstore, Iwasaki also provides opportunities for Japanese customers to learn English and find out more about the world through lectures on topics as diverse as astrology and breast cancer.


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