Robert Brady, one of the founders of KJ, has contributed to almost every issue — his voice and the magazine’s co-evolving over the years. Since April 2002 he has maintained an almost daily net presence at Pure Land Mountain, with well over 3,000 musings on, well, you name it. Photograph by Stewart Wachs

Robert Brady’s new book The Big Elsewhere draws from his unpublished journals, articles and painstakingly-revised blog posts to document over 20 years of country living in Shiga, overlooking Lake Biwa, woven into the bigger picture of evolution, local tradition and the impact of modern times. Meditations, humor, rambles and even haiku, with superb sumi-e illustrations by Komori.
Available as print-on-demand, or PDF, see https://kyotojournal.org/the-big-elsewhere/