Setouchi Triennale in the Kyoto Journal


In case you don’t know, the Kyoto Journal is a long standing (since 1986) non-profit English-language quarterly magazine based in Kyoto. It is a cultural magazine, and their mission statement is as follows:

In essence, we curate and create insightful writing, art and multimedia as well as local events. We also take action to encourage and inform people who seek global or regional solutions. We do all of this from the standpoint of social conscience.

In other words, if you like Japan (or even Asia) and culture, you should give it a try. You may like it.

A couple of months ago, they invited me to write an article about the Setouchi Triennale for them. I really felt humbled by this offer. It turned out to be a great experience. It reminded me of the academic writing I used to do back in a previous graduate student life, but without the hassle of the whole “research paper” restrictive format that I never felt comfortable with.

Well, the summer issue came out a few days ago, and dare I invite you to check it out and give it a read?


Kyoto Journal 86 - Cover


And on top of everything, they even managed to make my own pictures look better than on this site. 🙂


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David Billa

David was born and raised in France. After a few years in the US and then back to his home country, life led him to the shores of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. After falling in love with the area, he decided to show its beauty and all it has to offer with this blog.

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