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 Page 5 of 8 Continue Reading

Rocking to the Flow

On October 25, 2011 By

GARDENS
BY YAMASHITA YASUHIRO

The 7th generation Ogawa Jihei (1860-1933), better known as “Ueji,” was a magician with water and stone and a pioneer of modern Japanese garden design…

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Love’s Binding Force

On October 25, 2011 By

POETRY CLASSIC
BY GREGORY DUNNE

Simmering Away is a discerning and personal selection of 31 translated poems from the classic 16th-century Japanese poetry anthology the Kanginshu.

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Hail the Hailstone Poets

On October 25, 2011 By

HAIKU
BY WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON

Kansai-based, this circle of some 40 poets conducts a dozen or more events each year, half or more at various sites in Kyoto, the others mainly in Osaka, with occasional excursions elsewhere…

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FILM
BY AKAMOTO MARIKO

The Blue Sky of Japan features the late Suzuki Yasuzo, a legal scholar and a key member of a post-war civil group that drafted a set of constitutional articles and proposed it to the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces.

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Buddhism Engaged

On October 24, 2011 By

BUDDHISM
BY DAVID COZY

Buddhist teachings, Loy believes, can help us to understand the true nature of lack and the havoc it causes, and because they can perform this necessary function, he feels it is important that Buddhism remain vital in the twenty-first century.

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The Korean Dream

On October 24, 2011 By

PHOTOGRAPHY
BY ROBERT J FOUSER

The two decades captured in photographer Drayton Hamilton’s book coincide with the sweeping changes that moved Korea from dictatorship to democracy, from Third-World industrialization to high-tech de-industrialization…

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Call Me Okaasan, Losing Kei

On October 15, 2011 By

NOVELS
REVIEWS BY JANE WARD & COLLEEN SHEILS

Call Me Okaasan is the title of Suzanne Kamata’s collection of essays by twenty mothers raising multicultural children, mostly abroad, in a variety of situations.

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Rich Lives

On October 13, 2011 By

NATURE/PHILOSOPHY
REVIEW BY JENNIFER CHAN

During my years in Japan, I met people living in the countryside who were engaged in non-mainstream work…. I saw that, for all their differences…they all share…an uncompromising insistence on having time in one’s life…

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In the Jade Garden

On October 13, 2011 By

GARDENS
REVIEW BY STEPHEN MANSFIELD

Japanese garden authority Marc P. Keane writes, “To walk the length of a roji (tea garden) is the spiritual complement of a journey from town to the deep recesses of a mountain where stands a hermit’s hut.”

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