Kyoto Journal, a non-profit quarterly established in 1987, reaches far beyond Japan's ancient capital to be your gateway to understanding and appreciating the lifestyles, cultures and societies of Asia.
"Ma” is a measurement of space or an interval: empty, yet never vacant, replete with potentiality, like the silence that is essential to music, the cognitive space between words and sentences in conversations, the stillness that anchors and releases both thought and action.
Discover quality writing from Asia in our award-winning magazine. Stimulating interviews and profiles; excerpts of works translated from Asian languages; fiction, poetry and book reviews, as well as a fresh look at the city KJ calls home.
Our space for reporting on exhibitions and happenings in Kyoto and beyond hosted by KJ or KJ friends; notes on some our favorites among the bookstores and venues where KJ is on sale in Japan and overseas; compilations of KJ's top-read articles, and much more.
Ashoka’s Edicts: Messages for All Time
Feminist Pioneer Kato Shidzue
Contemporary Katazome Dyeing Artists
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale & Satoyama
Taoist Photo-Artist Yasu Suzuka
Poetry: Remembering Viet Nam
The Museum of Forbidden Art
Khumba Mela: the world’s largest human gathering
Satish Kumar on the Spirit of a Pilgrim
The Dhammayietra: A Path Seeking Peace and Non-Violence in Cambodia
Retracing Soseki’s Footsteps in Tokyo
We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website.
You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in settings.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.
3rd Party Cookies
This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, and the most popular pages.
Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website.
Please enable Strictly Necessary Cookies first so that we can save your preferences!