Reviews

KJ’s successive reviews editors have developed a multi-talented network of writers with interests that range all over Asia and beyond. We plan to put our entire archive of reviews online as a searchable resource.

Reviews editor:
David Cozy
reviews@kyotojournal.org




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Reviews

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Reviews

KJ’s successive reviews editors have developed a multi-talented network of writers with interests that range all over Asia and beyond. We plan to put our entire archive of reviews online as a searchable resource.

Reviews editor:
David Cozy
reviews@kyotojournal.org



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REVIEW BY CHARLIE CANNING

Willson and two other men were sitting on the tracks in a public right-of-way to protest the shipment of arms…Willson’s protest at the Concord Naval Weapon’s Station was textbook civil disobedience. He had read his Martin Luther King, Jr., his Gandhi, and his Thoreau. Willson had fully expected the train to stop.

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Kyoto Machiya Dining

On December 18, 2013 By

BY MICHAEL LAMBE

Machiya, the old wooden townhouses of Kyoto, once dominated this city’s urban landscape. Long sturdy structures of simple grace, they closely lined the narrow streets of the city, their tiled rooftops rolling in waves to the surrounding hills and lapping at the edges of the great temples, shrines and villas that rose among them.

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REVIEW BY DOUGLAS WOODRUFF
While reading Wood and Traditional Woodworking in Japan my initial reaction was visceral and immediate: why wasn’t a book like this available much earlier?

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REVIEW BY DAVID COZY

The novel, as the title indicates, is concerned with Japan, and this places it as one of those detective novels that aims to provide, in addition to the standard thrills and spills, an introduction to another country and culture…

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BY LEANNE OGASAWARA

Connecting gardens and poetry, author and garden designer Marc P. Keane illuminates something that is unique to Japanese landscape-art history.

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Knowing Nature

On May 27, 2013 By

REVIEW BY ROY HAMRIC
A rambling conversation between two of America’s most original poets –– clear-eyed, unsentimental outsiders, both outdoorsmen who have spent their life probing the nature of nature.

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A Taste of Zenbu Zen

On April 17, 2013 By

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REVIEW BY LAUREN HADLER

In Search of Kyoto’s Epicurean Culture

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Japlish Whiplash

On March 24, 2013 By

REVIEWED BY JEFFREY ANGLES

Japlish Whiplash is a book that gleefully transgresses boundaries — the boundaries between the United States and Japan, between English and the Japanese language, between academic poets and slam poets, between “artistic” and “plebian,” between “high” and “low,” and between “avant-garde” and “urban.”

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Boys to Men

On November 15, 2012 By

J-Boys follows 9-year-old Kazuo and his younger brother Yasuo around Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward from October 1965 to April 1966.

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