Kyoto Journal Issue 100 (100 views of Kyoto — A tribute) is available now from LOREM (not Ipsum). A beautiful special issue printed by Kyoto’s SunM, publisher of beautiful museum catalogs and art books.
We’ve tapped regular and new Kyoto Journal contributors, including long-time residents and cultural experts, as well as international poets, writers, photographers and others to create a fresh collection of viewpoints, voices, reminiscences, personal accounts, sketches, photographs, and historical and literary quotes evoking the unique spirit of KJ’s hometown and inspiration, Kyoto.
Founded in 1987, Kyoto Journal (KJ) is an award-winning, volunteer-driven quarterly magazine presenting thought-provoking cultural and historical insights from Kyoto, Japan and all of Asia. Now the longest-established independent English publication in Japan, our interdisciplinary approach, high standards of journalism and stunning design have brought us several international independent press awards, including the Utne Reader and Pushcart Prize. Our Founding Editor, John Einarsen, also received the Japanese government’s Cultural Affairs Agency Award for Kyoto Journal’s long-term efforts to introduce Kyoto and Japanese culture to the English-speaking world. A journal, whether public or private, is an ongoing means of looking afresh at the inhabited world, both social and natural. In selecting material for Kyoto Journal we look for intelligent work that comes also from the heart. We are curious about society, beliefs, traditions and new developments — how people live, and live well — through the lens of Asian experience. At the same time, our name, “Kyoto Journal,” also reflects more than a physical location. Kyoto is a place of deep spiritual and cultural heritage, and has been the measure of such things here in Japan for more than a millennium. Kyoto culture has looked deeply inwards and has also drawn richly from outside, especially since the Meiji modernization. Essentially, Kyoto Journal is a community that transcends place, while respecting and celebrating regional and local identity.
Leslie Buck, Judith Clancy, Liza Dalby, Thomas Daniell, Lauren W. Deutsch, John Dougill, Diane Durston, Hal Gold, Garrett Hongo, Preston Houser, Mark Hovane, Pico Iyer, Richard Jones, Marc Keane, Alex Kerr, Catherine Ludvik, Peter MacIntosh, Stephen Mansfield, John McGee, Meredith McKinney, Chris Mosdell, Gunter Nitschke, Catherine Pawasarat, Roger Pulvers, Bernd Schellhorn, Edith Schiffert, Gary Snyder, Edward J. Taylor, Allen Weiss, and Robert Yellin.
Photographers and artists
Stuart Ayre, Sarah Brayer, Everett Kennedy Brown, Peter Burge, William Corey, Andrew Curry, Lane Diko, John Einarsen, Stuart Gibson, Jaqueline Hassink, Patrick Hochner, Hirata-Miyakawa Hikaru Kai Fusayoshi, Joe Keating, Robert van Koesveld, Alan Mandell, Alex Mankiewicz, Hirisha Mehta, Kit Pancoast Nagamura, Vince Ng, Sophie Pulkus, Daniel Sofer, Joel Stewart, and Russel Wong.
All contributors illuminate and highlight aspects of a city that is almost indefinable in its diversity. We believe you’ll find at least a hundred (and probably more) different reasons to enjoy this special immersive issue—wherever you are in these crazy pandemic times.
Details: Kyoto Journal – Issue 100
128 pages, printed in Kyoto