Posts by kamibayasi

A Celebration of Sound

MIYOKO CHU AND ALLISON CHILDS WELLS, Online feature from KJ 75, Biodiversity

A CD from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology transports the listener to wild habitats around the world…

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How I Choose to Give Myself

CAMBODIA
BY VINITA RAMANI MOHAN

After hurtling down potholed roads, the prospect of walking into a crowded room filled with emotional Cambodian survivors of the genocide seemed like too much to take in. But I am here as a researcher looking at social memory in the context of the genocide…

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KJ 36

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1200 (International) ¥1600 KJ 36 published December 12, 1997 82 pages « issue 37issue 35 » Cover Image by Mark Likgalter There is a famous story in Buddhist lore of how Gautama taught a mother who refused to accept the death of her only child. When, half-mad with grief,…

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KJ 35

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1200 (International) ¥1600 KJ 35 published July 1, 1997 82 pages « issue 36issue 34 » Cover Image by Ann Henderson The question that Toynbee had posed himself, and which occupied his mind throughout his life, was why and how civilized societies have come into existence. Like the Buddha,…

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KJ 34

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1200 (International) ¥1600 KJ 34 published April 8, 1997 74 pages « issue 35issue 33 » Cover Image by Edward Levinson ‘Development’ is a universal goal. Achieving it depends on solving the basic needs of food, water, and power, and beyond that, creating the more intangible, but no less…

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KJ 33

collector’s issue shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥2400 (International) ¥2800 KJ 33 published January 1, 1997 170 pages (bookzine) « issue 34issue 32 » Cover Image: The Three Pillars of Creation: The Eagle Nebula in M 16 The Hubble Space Telescope November 2nd, 1995. Courtesy of NASA It’s no news that human life is…

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KJ 32

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 32 published June 4, 1996 82 pages « issue 33issue 31 » Cover Image by Don Ed Hardy The oversight of the first wave of Western Zen and East-West culture enthusiasts in the 1950s and Sixties was its neglect of the basic Asian example by…

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KJ 31

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 31 published March 8, 1996 82 pages « issue 32issue 30 » Cover Image by Lawrence Huff In Oriental medicine, the concept of the Art of Benevolence, which has been handed down for millennia, expresses the spirit of medical therapy based on the union of…

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KJ 30

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 30 published December 8, 1995 78 pages « issue 31issue 29 » Cover Image by Tomiyama Taeko Remembering and representing Japan’s colonial and war history have been central themes in the work of 74-year-old Japanese artist Tomiyama Taeko for the last three decades. Of necessity,…

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KJ 29

Collector’s Itemshipping & included Print (Japan) ¥2400 (International) ¥2800 KJ 29 WORD published June 23, 1995 162 (bookzine) pages « issue 30issue 28 » Cover Image by Shirin Neshat Which came first: the ability to speak, or the need to say something? What came first, of course, was silence. For the very first word ever…

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KJ 28

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 28 published March 10, 1995 82 pages « issue 29issue 27 » Cover Image by Santa Barbara Historical Society Practically every culture and period has heroes, figures that express and exemplify cultural values through their behavior and their stories. One modern source of heroic images…

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KJ 27

special issue shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1600 (International) ¥2000 KJ 27 published November 11, 1994 106 pages « issue 28issue 26 » Cover Image by James Heaton & Andy Muselli One of the most beautiful cities in the world, long considered to enshrine the cultural soul of Japan, is being bulldozed out of…

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KJ 26

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 26 published April 1, 1994 74 pages « issue 27issue 25 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi MONOLOGIST, TELEVISION AND FILM ACTOR, short story writer, illustrator, Isse Ogata is a renaissance man in the stratified world of Japanese arts. On stage, his breadth and depth…

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KJ 25

collector’s item shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥2400 (International) ¥2800 KJ 25 Sacred Mountains published December 24, 1993 154 pages (bookzine) « issue 26issue 24 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi Is nothing sacred? In an age when traditional sacred grounds are mined, bombed, paved or ignored all over the planet, when technologies of…

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KJ 24

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 24 published July 16, 1993 72 pages « issue 25issue 23 »   Cover Image by Teraoka Masami     Contents: International tourism is often regarded as a relatively harmless form of industrial development. Compared with most extractive and many manufacturing industries, lying on a…

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KJ 23

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 23 Neighborhoods published April 16, 1993 74 pages « issue 24issue 22 » Cover Image by Hamazaki Jitsuyuki Because a neighborhood is in fact a big household, imposes household kinds of cycles on the people there, poses just those kinds of dilemmas and startles that…

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KJ #21

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 21 KEHAI published October 22, 1992 66 pages « issue 22issue 20 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi KEHAI is subliminal. A sense, a vibe, an unspoken message, an invisible sign. An energy that passes between persons or flows in a situation, perceived yet only…

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KJ 20

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 20 published April 22, 1992 74 pages « issue 21issue 19 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi How would Dogen respond to the nuclear wastes accumulating in his backyard? East Asian Buddhism historically has survived by staying somewhat aloof from direct involvement in social policy…

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KJ 19

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 19 published December 15, 1991 66 pages « issue 20issue 18 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi The best example of a practical mystic, one who was arguably not a mystic at all, is Dogen (1200-1253). To him, “spiritual leader of the heavenly worlds” means…

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KJ 18

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 18 EROS published July 30, 1991 74 pages « issue 19issue 17 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi Official Japan ignores senryu. Its poetic sister, haiku, is high on the list of cultural exportables, up there with the tea ceremony and flower arranging. Haiku says,…

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