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KJ 100 / ‘100 Views of Kyoto’

A special celebratory limited edition

Kyoto Journal is recognized worldwide for its superb print quality, embodying an essential Kyoto tradition of fine design. Since 2017 our independent, all-volunteer team has created nine beautiful print issues consecutively funded by subscriptions, book and back issue sales. Unfortunately, the impact of the pandemic forced us to publish our two most recent issues (KJ 98 & 99) digitally. But we believe that holding our magazine is an essential, tangible connection between the reader and Kyoto.

To mark the tremendous milestone of our upcoming 100th issue, we are determined to honor the expectations of our dedicated readers by going back to print. To do this, we are asking for your help to raise funds for Kyoto Journal 100 and issues beyond. “100 views of Kyotos” will not only be a representation of our 33 years of work, but also of a vivid prism of perspectives, experiences, and conceptualizations of Kyoto brought to the page and into your hands — close observations, descriptions, reminiscences, meditations, illustrations, and photographs by residents and aficionados familiar with the distinctive spirit of Kyoto in ways that even KJ has never previously portrayed. This will be a fine quality, limited print edition of the magazine.

Be a part of Kyoto Journal 100 — by donating you will become a member of Friends of Kyoto Journal and help bring this milestone issue to print. If you are a current subscriber, you will receive a copy as part of your subscription. If you donate ¥10,000 or more your name will be printed in issue 100, as well as recognized on our website and through social media. Our deepest thanks for your interest in supporting our magazine. Any donation truly makes an enormous difference.

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KJ 98: Ma