If you are interested in an exploration of the psychological and philosophical currents that infused 1960s Japan–twenty years after the War–I want to recommend three acclaimed Japanese films for your viewing or–if I dare hope that you might actually take my advice and watch all three–for your bingeing pleasure.
The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon, a collection of short essays, observations and remembrances from ten centuries ago, is a marvelous document for people who like history, literature and Japanese […]
Is it possible to do anything anymore without wondering how many people around the world might think it’s awesome? For a very long time I was satisfied doing my little […]
In Buddhist tradition as it is practiced in Japan, it is said that, “The way of art is the way of the Buddha.” 「芸道是佛道」In the Buddhist view, one of the […]
“A man should play the flute… but not too well,” or so said the ancient Greeks, according to my 9th-grade Ancient History teacher, Mr. Taishoff. In a nutshell, the phrase meant that […]