Multimedia

By moving to our all-new website format, KJ aims to open up as-yet unimagined new potential in creative use of multimedia to reflect the sights and sounds of Asia. We eagerly encourage digital submissions – stills, slide shows, video, audio, podcasts, animations, and beyond. What you see here is only the beginning...    
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Multimedia

On March 3, 2011 By

Multimedia By moving to our all-new website format, KJ aims to open up as-yet unimagined new potential in creative use of multimedia to reflect the sights and sounds of Asia. We eagerly encourage digital submissions – stills, slide shows, video, audio, podcasts, animations, and beyond. What you see here is only the beginning…     […]

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The Heron Dance

On September 5, 2013 By

JAPAN
BY CLAIR HURFORD

The Sagi Odori (heron dance) is one of three devotional dances performed by local school children outside City Hall, as part of the Omukae Chochin (welcome lantern) parade during Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri.

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Buddhism and the Film

On March 2, 2013 By

ONLINE SPECIAL: Recording and transcript of Japan scholar Donald Richie’s address to Doshisha University in 2005.

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Bird Brain

On January 21, 2013 By

This footage of Nanao Sakaki and Allen Ginsberg reading at a 1980’s rally against Kansai Electric is a record of long-standing public opposition to nuclear power in Japan.

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Shakuhachi Meditations

On November 1, 2011 By

MUSIC
BY PRESTON HOUSER

Two beautiful recordings by a local shakuhachi musician…

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POETRY READING (VIDEO)

In April 2011 KJ hosted a delightful evening of poetry with John Brandi and Renée Gregorio in the intimate setting of Kyoto Nama Chocolat teahouse. Watch it here.

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Digital Bezeklik

On June 25, 2011 By

ART
BY LEANNE OGASAWARA (SILK ROADS)

The Ryukoku Museum, featuring the completed digital reconstruction of the Bezeklik Cave, was opened in April of this year….

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ART
BY BRIAN WILLIAMS

A World Heritage site, Kiyomizu is the most visited destination in Japan… It was at this matchless and uniquely sited treasure that, on May 14th, 2011, I was given the literally unprecedented privilege of exhibiting my art — debuting my new genre of painting which I call “parabolic painting,” to a one-evening-only gathering of well over two thousand people…

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Urban Nomads

On June 8, 2011 By

MONGOLIA
BY CHRISTAL WHELAN

Nomads in Mongolia are increasingly quitting the land and opting for a new life in the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar…the underlying causes are political, economic, legal, and cultural.

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What the Trees Say

On April 16, 2011 By

POETRY PODCAST
BY TAOLI-AMBIKA TALWAR

Listen to this poetic ode to trees…

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