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.
A history of the pursuit of wellbeing in Asia would include extensive discussion of cultural manifestations of human awe and respect for nature, evidenced by everyday propitiation of an infinite number of animist spirits and deities in efforts to align with natural forces and cycles, for example in Shinto and Hindu practices (along with many other locally oriented beliefs that endure even in post-industrial times)...
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.
Gen-Fukei – The Primal Landscape
In the House: A Foreign Wife in Rural Japan
The Ingenuity of Local Culture in the Cambodian Countryside
Of Singing Clams & Soccer Camp: Searching for Japanese Children’s Literature in English Translation
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