Kyoto Journal Issue 59
Architecture of Density: The Photographs of Michael Wolf
Before the Flood: Images of the Three Gorges Dam by
Hands in Prayer: Suzuka Yasu’s Pinhole Photography
Allen Ginsberg’s Naked Haiku
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In many aspects, most psychological theories reflect Western understandings of what a person is. Zen Buddhism, long a part of the culture of Japan, has an implicit understanding of the human being which is different in many ways. When Zen is examined from a psychological perspective, it offers alternatives to Western psychological theory. –
I’ve had my own neither East nor West moments, talking of Iran in Burma, hearing songs of transcendental love in the axis of evil, sitting in the noumenal space of tea in light and tea in shadow, watching life — a love told in books, a tender dance — unfolding. –
It’s the questions we ask that set us so far apart from the apes in the forest, who have no idea what it means to come in under par or fill the ice cube tray or what a toilet is; even the concept of leveraging is alien to them. – Keys to the Kingdom
Revealing the Invisible – Manoa’s Frank Stewart & Patricia Matsueda on Expanding Cultural Horizons –
Two Rivers: New Vietnamese Writing from America and Viet Nam, Manoa 14:1— Roy Hamric
Poems of the Masters: China’s Classic Anthology, translated by Red Pine — Preston Houser
Pure Land Haiku: The Art of Priest Issa, by David G. Lanoue — Ken Rodgers
Peacock Hotel, by Philip J. Cunningham — Ken Rodgers
The Year of My Life: A Translation of Issa’s Oraga, by Yuasa Noboyuki — John Brandi
Lost Heian, by Hailstone Haiku Circle — Brian Tasker
Matchibako: Japanese Matchbox Art of the 20s and 30s, by Maggie Kinser Hohle — John Einarsen
Green Tea to Go, by Leza Lowitz — Suzanne Kamata
Cover photograph by Michael Wolf: “Architecture of Density” www.photomichaelwolf.com
published March 1, 2005
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