Will new technology enabling virtual sightseeing satisfy a new generation of armchair travelers, or will a surge in domestic tourism be matched by a flowering of local cultures celebrating uniqueness in crafts, cuisine, local history and heritage, interpreted by truly local guides?
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.
NEW: Classic KI NO BI Classic Cocktails book, produced by KJ for The Kyoto Distillery.
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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
This special issue features a special section on Japan’s satoyama: rural areas where people have lived with the land and on it without spoiling it over many generations, preserving and even promoting biodiversity.
In the West, the Silk Road has since Roman times conjured an exotic, mysterious Orient…In the East, the Road itself is the more powerful metaphor. Every path of personal development, in martial or aesthetic arts, is a Way.
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