The Aesthetic Veil in Motokiyo and Mishima’s YuyaRead more "Power Beneath the Surface"
To add or not to add? The challenge of translating for a Western audience.Read more "Poetry Lost in Translation"
Representations of Japanese Society as a Whole in Oriza Hirata’s 上野動物園再々々襲撃 (Attacking Ueno Zoo for the Fourth Time).Read more "Shitamachi Jyoucho"
After an era of peace in which culture and art had thrived in the Heian court, Japan dissolved into a country of warring states. For the several hundred years which followed the Minamoto clan’s rise to power in 1185, the nation was fraught with unrest. It was not until Tokugawa Ieyasu won control in 1603 […]Read more "Transience and the Human Soul in Matsuo Bashō’s Oku no Hosomichi"