Kyoto Journal, a non-profit quarterly established in 1987, reaches far beyond Japan's ancient capital to be your gateway to understanding and appreciating the lifestyles, cultures and societies of Asia.
Discover quality writing from Asia in our award-winning magazine. Stimulating interviews and profiles; excerpts of works translated from Asian languages; fiction, poetry and book reviews, as well as a fresh look at the city KJ calls home.
Our space for reporting on exhibitions and happenings in Kyoto and beyond hosted by KJ or KJ friends; notes on some our favorites among the bookstores and venues where KJ is on sale in Japan and overseas; compilations of KJ's top-read articles, and much more.
We admit it: we are Kyotophiles. Most of us who put this magazine together have chosen to live and work here, and we are part of a sizable community of like-minded yet diverse others who may or may not currently live in Kyoto, yet who have found a sense of home-coming. This issue features a tribute to the inspiration that this city has afforded so many of its devotees...
above: Shinsendo Temple by William Corey left image: Teabowl by Richard Milgrim
INSIDE THE ISSUE
tribute to jacqueline hassink
Before sadly passing away last year from illness at just 52, Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink was best known for her series, "The Table of Power," capturing the boardrooms of some of the world's largest multinational companies. She was also enamoured with Kyoto, over 10 years capturing its gardens for what would become the book "View Kyoto." Her long-time assistant, Lane Diko, writes this tribute to her.
pictured: jacqueline working on her zen kitchen series, courtesy of lane diko
23 artists; 23 works
KJ asked a selection of foreign artists (mostly expat residents, past or present) working in a range of media to tell us how Kyoto has influenced their practice.
pictured: vessel, a collaboration between damien jalet and kohei nawa
a life dedicated to art
KJ's In Translation Editor Dreux Richard interviews Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of Murata Sayaka’s must-read new novel, "Convenience Store Woman."
portrait of ginny by kit nagamura
the photographs of William Corey
Kyoto Journal was delighted to be able to offer readers a special mini byobu folding screen, featuring a stunning autumnal panorama of Sanzen'in Temple in Ohara. by the late William Corey. Find out more about William and his 30-year study of Kyoto's gardens in the issue.
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