β€œAn Intellectual Exchange: A Review of πΈπ‘‘π‘œ π½π‘Žπ‘π‘Žπ‘› πΈπ‘›π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘‘β€ by James Kin Pong Au

Donald Keene and Shiba Ryōtarō (authors), Tony Gonzalez (translator),Β Edo Japan Encounters the World: Conversations Between Donald Keene and Shiba … β€œAn Intellectual Exchange: A Review of πΈπ‘‘π‘œ π½π‘Žπ‘π‘Žπ‘› πΈπ‘›π‘π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘  π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘Šπ‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘‘β€ by James Kin Pong Au

Scribes and Sake: Kasa-Jizo (かγͺじぞ)

Reading fairytales within the origin language. Contextual agreements between time and place, emotions and aesthetics. We might localize our hearts out but truth be told we humans are too complex to translate. #japanese #japaneselanguage #folklore #fable

Engaging in Japan: Tsunami Impacted Schoolchildren

Japan. Land of the Rising Sun. Home of the world’s first novel. Where spirit, body, and mind are one and the same. gf.me/u/zhwucm In 2011 a mad-eyed tsunami tore through the seaside village of Rikuzentakata. As if the preceding earthquake wasn’t enough. The region fell into a state of anxiety. There remains work to beContinue reading “Engaging in Japan: Tsunami Impacted Schoolchildren”

Three Chinese Fables to Guide Your Life

Many Chinese fables tell an entertaining story to illustrate a moral lesson. Here are a few such stories. Stopping Halfway, Never Comes One’s Day In the Warring States Period, in the state of Wei lived a man called Leyangtsi. His wife was very angelic and virtuous, who was loved and respected dearly by the husband. One day, LeyangtsiContinue reading “Three Chinese Fables to Guide Your Life”

Pods and Inspiration (Or, How I Remained Sane in the Grips of 2020)

Despite the myriad distractions of the modern world, the noise pollution, and all those 21st-century distractions, we are extremely fortunate to live in the Age of Information. I don’t know about you but I for one am prone to info-overload with a somewhat sadistic habit of opening dozens of browsers, windows which I proceed to overload with content, intent on returning… eventually… only to result in a frozen computer.

The Curry of Life

Ingredients for the Curry of Life 2 tbsp cooking oil  1/2 lb of beef stew meat Salt 1 yellow onion, sliced  2 tsp cayenne pepper  8 oz Crushed tomatoes 2 Carrots, peeled and chopped 1 Russet potato, peeled and cubed  2 1/4 cups beef stock  Hot Curry Roux, 1 pack of S&B Curry  Hot sauceContinue reading “The Curry of Life”