Kyoto Journal Digital Issue 86


Saying farewell to Hotel Okura
Kyoto’s firelight Takigi Noh
The Successes of the Setouchi Triennale
Translating Japanese children’s fiction


Trevor Carolan interviews eminent poet and essayist Gary Snyder, now in his 86th year, about his latest book; “celebrity photographer” Russell Wong bids farewell to Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura; Egyptian poet Yahia Labadibi re-engages with the ancient art of aphorism; translator Cathy Hirano talks about translating children’s fiction (including Nahoko Uehashi’s popular Moribito series); David Billa shares insights into the current 2016 twelve-island Setouchi Triennale; Bill Clements profiles Dr. Nagai Takashi, author of The Bells of Nagasaki; Lucinda Cowing interviews Singapore-based designers Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai of Lanzavecchia + Wai, and Robert Fouser discovers a Japanese art renaissance in New York. Pedro Medeiros is one of only two photographers authorized to shoot Kyoto’s firelight Takigi Noh; Elle Murrell interviews the founders of Miksang meditative photography and Margaret Chula and Michael Dylan Welch meditate on haiku. And, much more…