Current Issue KJ89

KJ 89: Craft Ecologies

Kyoto Journal marks its thirtieth year with a return to timeless print format. Featured in KJ89 is a collection of insightful articles and essays depicting the present-day, interdependent ecologies of traditional crafts in Japan’s ancient capital. See full contents at the shop button above.



Living Kagai Culture

Field Notes from Kyoto's Flower Towns
Robert van Koesveld delves into the role of local communities and businesses in supporting geiko entertainers.

The Spirit of Takumi

Everett Kennedy Brown captures master craftspeople in Japan using the nineteenth century collodion photographic technique.

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Sweating for Few Noodles

Agung Parameswara visits a remote Javanese village to witness the labour-intensive process of mie lethek noodle-making the traditional way. ...And much more. See the full contents of KJ 89 at the shop button below.

Founded in 1987, Kyoto Journal (KJ) is an award-winning magazine showcasing life, culture and society in Japan and throughout the Asia region from a myriad of perspectives.