Posts Tagged ‘japanese history’

Knowing Nature

The pre-modern Japanese were not, of course, innocent of environmental exploitation—they razed many mountainsides and turned many fields after reciting the requisite prayers—but they understood their relationship to the environment in a radically different way than modern Japanese do.

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The Hojoki


POETRY TRANSLATION
BY DAVID JENKINS & YASUHIKO MORIGUCHI

The times are calamitous, and it is scarcely less frightening to look back than forward. A horrific earthquake turns the world upside-down.

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