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KJ 17

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1100 (International) ¥1500 KJ 17 published April 15, 1991 62 pages « issue 18issue 16 » Cover Image by Takeda Yoshifumi “Paradise” derives from the ancient Persian pairidaeza, meaning an enclosed space or garden. The Sanskrit counterpart is paradisha, the supreme domain, the highest sphere, from the center of…

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KJ 16

collector’s item shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥2400 (International) ¥2800 KJ 16 published January 1, 1991 138 pages (bookzine) « issue 17issue 15 » Cover Image by John Einarsen KYOTO SPEAKS: This special issue of Kyoto Journal started out innocently enough. We wanted to record the voices of Kyotoites, the subjective moods and textures…

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KJ 15

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 15 published July 20, 1990 70 pages (bookzine) « issue 16issue 14 » Cover Image by Shimizu Toshifumi The similarities between haiku and CM [Commercial Messages] are many: Both must conjure up vivid images within extremely limited frameworks — 17 syllables for haiku, 15 seconds for…

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KJ 14

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 14 published April 20, 1990 66 pages (bookzine) « issue 15issue 13 » Cover Image: JAL Okinawa TV commercial with Kome Kome Club The moon and sun are travelers through eternity. Even the years wander on. Whether drifting through life on a boat or climbing…

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KJ 13

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 12 published January 15th, 1990 66 pages « issue 14issue 12 » Cover Image by Jorg Schmeisser Kugai jodo: Waga Minamata-byo (Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow: Our Minamata Disease) is Ishimure Michiko’s classic account of the tragedy of the victims of Minamata Disease, a…

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KJ 12

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 12 published October 15th, 1989 66 pages « issue 13issue 11 » Cover Image from Ryojin-hisho The music I play is called honkyoku. That means “original music.” It is the music that comes out of the Fuke legend and the Kinko tradition. When I blow…

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KJ 11

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 11 published July 15th, 1989 70 pages « issue 12issue 10 » Cover Image by Hosoi Hisato In July 1983, Menda Sakae, who had been in prison for 33 years under sentence of death for murder, was declared not guilty. Twenty-three years old when arrested,…

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KJ #10

SOLD OUT KJ 10 published March 15, 1989 70 pages « issue 11issue 9 » Cover Image by Masami Teraoka Most technologies, as they evolve over the next 35 years, are going to become more personalized and more interactive. This won’t be a merely technical evolution, such as the difference between low and high definition…

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KJ #09

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 9 published December 10, 1988 66 pages « issue 10issue 8 » Cover Image by Kita Toshiyuki Any traveller to Japan in Showa 15 (1940), when I first arrived there, was keenly aware of the Emperor. For one thing, it was the 2,600th anniversary of…

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KJ 08

Shipping & Handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 8 published September 10, 1988 66 pages « issue 9issue 7 » Cover Image by Everett Brown The founder of Shugen-do (the ascetic Order of Mountain Priests) is said to have been a legendary soul-loss-type shaman known as En-no-ozuna. who led an active life at…

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KJ 7

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 7 published June 10, 1988 66 pages « issue 8issue 6 » Cover Image by Kobashigawa Tomo It has been more than eight centuries since the first haiku-like verses were composed in Japanese, yet only a little over eight decades since a group of Frenchmen…

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KJ 6

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 6 published March 10, 1988 66 pages « issue 7issue 5 » Cover Image by Kawagichi Yoichiro We live in the age of corporate organisms. Though no formal announcements have been issued, it’s becoming harder to ignore that they have wrested control of the earth…

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KJ 5

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 5 published December 10, 1987 66 pages « issue 6issue 4 » Cover Image by Yokota Tatsuto I began to suspect Japan was going to be a new experience when I first came across people waiting for six different “No Walk” signals to change in…

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KJ 4

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 4 published September 1, 1987 66 pages « issue 5issue 3 » ≈ Cover Image by Jean Kugler North Americans who have lived in Japan for any length of time soon come to realize that, in spite of superficial similarities, the Japanese culture is quite…

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KJ #02

Shipping & handling Included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (Interational) ¥1400 KJ 2 published March 1, 1987 66 pages « issue 3issue 1 » Cover Image by Richard Steiner Kannon (S: Avalokitesvara) and Jizo, who are by far the most venerated bodhisattvas in Japan, share many of the same attributes and powers. But, whereas Kannon is always…

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KJ 1

Shipping & handling Included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (Interational) ¥1400 Our first issue! published December 1, 1988 62 pages « issue 2 Cover Image by Kitaoka Kiyoshi Mythology, like any art, is the outward projection of an inner reality. We are the gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, giants, spirits, and demons of our own personal myths. The…

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KJ 03

shipping & handling included Print (Japan) ¥1000 (International) ¥1400 KJ 3 published June 1, 1987 66 pages « issue 4issue 2 » Leisure is the new religion, and tourism the modern pilgrimage. Each year, in growing numbers, middle-class tourist-pilgrims swarm the meccas of world civilization, holy guidebooks in hand, in search of a direct experience…

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KJ 73

Kyoto Journal 73 – Fall 2009   Cover by Sarah Brayer   Open publication – Free publishing – More bali How long ago did our hunter/gatherer ancestors begin to utilize materials from their natural environment to braid rope, craft baskets, weave the first textiles, or produce richly-hued dyes from plants and insects? Could anyone in…

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KJ 74: SILK ROADS – SAMARKAND TO NARA

          Print: ¥1600 digital ¥500 published June 25, 2010 114 pages sampler « issue 75issue 73 » Cover Image by Oleg Novikov The catalyst for this special themed issue was Leanne Ogasawara’s blog, www.tangdynastytimes.com/. In posts reading as dispatches from outposts on a journey of exploration deep into the history of…

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Goodbye-to-Nuclear-Power-Plants Rally

Goals: 1. Cancellation of construction plans for new nuclear power plants 2. Planned termination of existing nuclear power plants, including the Hamaoka nuclear power plant. 3. Abolition of “Monju” and nuclear reprocessing plants which use plutonium, the most dangerous radioactive material. Date: September 19th, 2011, Starting at 13:00 Place: Meiji Park, Tokyo (Five minutes walk…

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