Kyoto Journal Issue KJ93

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INSIGHTS FROM ASIA

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Morimoto Kikuo: Resurrecting a Cultural Ecology

The Khmer Rouge willfully tried to strip the nation of its rich culture and heritage. The casualty Japanese expat Morimoto Kikuo is trying his hardest to save is Cambodia’s traditional art of silk weaving and dyeing…

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Walking the Great Ridge Omine on the Womb-Diamond Trail

The Yamabushi are back country Shaman-Buddhists with strong Shinto connections, who make walking and climbing in deep mountain ranges a large part of their practice…

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Heart

The core of kokoro (the heart) is the search for wa (peace or harmony); this search manifests itself in all areas of life…

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Civilizations never Clash, Ignorance Does

A civilized person is the one who “knows oneself, and tries to learn from others”; the one who knows and respects the difference of cultures; the one who seeks the transversal values of humanity found in all these cultures.

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The Emperor Visits MacDonald’s

The nation had just celebrated his 75th birthday the week before, and he had never been to McDonald’s! Billions sold to his loyal subjects…

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Ki: The Vital Force

While ki is regularly invoked as an explanatory principle in oriental medicine and martial arts, few practitioners or writers, either Eastern or Western, spend much time intelligibly explaining ki itself…

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Nature and Culture in Japan

Japanese cultural tradition hides a vast storehouse of notions and practices that may be helpful in establishing a culturally-grounded eco-philosophy…

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Kawamura Junko on Noh

“The actor is not moving, but the pose is full of pent-up energy. Think of a spinning top…”

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The Kaiser’s Navy: The Final Voyage

An Osaka swordsmith has made six traditional Japanese swords using part of a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite that landed in Arizona…

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

KJ 92: Devotion