Kyoto Journal Issue KJ94

Inspired by Kyoto

richard milgrim tea bowl

We admit it: we are Kyotophiles. Most of us who put this magazine together have chosen to live and work here, and we are part of a sizable community of like-minded yet diverse others who may or may not currently live in Kyoto, yet who have found a sense of home-coming. This issue features a tribute to the inspiration that this city has afforded so many of its devotees...

above: Shinsendo Temple by William Corey
left image: Teabowl by Richard Milgrim


Jacqueline Hassink

tribute to jacqueline hassink

Before sadly passing away last year from illness at just 52, Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink was best known for her series, "The Table of Power," capturing the boardrooms of some of the world's largest multinational companies. She was also enamoured with Kyoto, over 10 years capturing its gardens for what would become the book "View Kyoto." Her long-time assistant, Lane Diko, writes this tribute to her.

pictured: jacqueline working on her zen kitchen series, courtesy of lane diko

23 artists; 23 works

KJ asked a selection of foreign artists (mostly expat residents, past or present) working in a range of media to tell us how Kyoto has influenced their practice.

pictured: vessel, a collaboration between damien jalet and kohei nawa
Damien Jalet Vessel
Ginny Tapley Takemori translator Japanese literature by Kit Nagamura

a life dedicated to art

KJ's In Translation Editor Dreux Richard interviews Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of Murata Sayaka’s must-read new novel, "Convenience Store Woman."

portrait of ginny by kit nagamura

special subscriber offer

We are offering current and new subscribers to Kyoto Journal a special mini byobu folding screen, featuring a stunning autumnal panorama of Sanzen'in Temple in Ohara. by the late William Corey. Only 1,000 of these byobu were printed, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Find out more about William and his 30-year study of Kyoto's gardens in the issue.

byobu low

Before you go, be sure to check out our latest issue:

KJ 94: Inspired by Kyoto