Kyoto Journal Issue 39
Bob Dylan and Zen master Dogen
Arundhati Roy on her nuclear nightmares
Takamura Kotaro‘s “Chieko Poems”
Japanese-Korean similarities through masks
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I have been sitting in this old temple for over an hour, looking out at the garden. The room I am in — with its clay-plastered walls sectioned neatly by posts and beams, its modular tatami mats, and grid-patterned paper doors — is a model of planar geometry expressed in shades of sepia; subtle and subdued. The garden meanwhile, is a verdant transcendence of mathematics. –
Requiring countless lifetimes to make, the Emperor’s Clock takes twenty-four hours a day and every being in the world to keep wound. It carries time atop four great adamantine turtles, upon whose backs stand four ruby rhinoceroses, whence the eons rise in columns of sapphire wound with vines of electrum… –
Cultural Internationalism and World Order, by Akira Iriye — William Corr
Water Dripping in a Dish: Sounds of the Japanese City of Kyoto (CD), by Malte Jasperson — Albie Sharpe
The Best of Kansai: Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, by John Ashburne — Sally McLaren
Little Adventures in Tokyo: 39 thrills for the urban explorer, by Rick Kennedy — Sally McLaren
The Feminization of Nature, by Deborah Cadbury — Tim Groves
Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master, Trans. with commentary by Patricia Donegan & Yoshie Ishibashi — Rebecca Dosch
I saw a Pale Horse, by Hayashi Fumiko — Judith Clancy
Cover Image of Kurodani Temple, Kyoto by John Einarsen
published February 1, 1999
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