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Kyoto Journal Digital Issue 86

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Saying farewell to Hotel Okura
Kyoto’s firelight Takigi Noh
The Successes of the Setouchi Triennale
Translating Japanese children’s fiction

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Trevor Carolan interviews eminent poet and essayist Gary Snyder, now in his 86th year, about his latest book; “celebrity photographer” Russell Wong bids farewell to Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura; Egyptian poet Yahia Labadibi re-engages with the ancient art of aphorism; translator Cathy Hirano talks about translating children’s fiction (including Nahoko Uehashi’s popular Moribito series); David Billa shares insights into the current 2016 twelve-island Setouchi Triennale; Bill Clements profiles Dr. Nagai Takashi, author of The Bells of Nagasaki; Lucinda Cowing interviews Singapore-based designers Francesca Lanzavecchia and Hunn Wai of Lanzavecchia + Wai, and Robert Fouser discovers a Japanese art renaissance in New York. Pedro Medeiros is one of only two photographers authorized to shoot Kyoto’s firelight Takigi Noh; Elle Murrell interviews the founders of Miksang meditative photography and Margaret Chula and Michael Dylan Welch meditate on haiku. And, much more…