Michael Lambe is the main editor and writer of this blog. There are also several irregular guest contributors.
SARA AI COE
Product of a crazy Japanese mother and Kiwi father, Sara moved to Japan in 2009 after leaving her job at a television network in little ol’ New Zealand. Having a serious case of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), she juggles 3 jobs, but her main job is being a promoter and booking manager at an independent record label in Osaka. Sara enjoys telling stories and she tells them through photography, audio documentaries and writing. Her guilty pleasures include: procrastinating, wearing socks to bed, Kanye West and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
JASON BARTASHIUS moved to Kyoto in 2011. He is a lecturer of Japanese Religions and an English instructor. Jason also manages the volunteer project After School Lessons For Tohoku Children that helps kids affected by the tsunami. As a writer he works to bring attention to the ongoing issues surrounding the March 11th disasters. He has made contributions to Deep Kyoto that focus on Kyoto’s efforts to support Tohoku and evacuees who have relocated to Kyoto.
You can read Jason’s articles here.
Ian Ropke is from from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. He first came to Kyoto in 1985 and completely fell in love with it. When asked why, he explained, “I love Kyoto for its mystery and elegant old forms of beauty. Living here is like living in a fairytale . . .”. Ian is among other things, author of the Historical Dictionary of Osaka and Kyoto, editor of Kyoto Visitors Guide, and director of Your Japan Private Tours. With his knowledge of traditional and historical Kyoto he has helped to make Deep Kyoto just a little bit deeper.
You can find articles by Ian Ropke here.
You can find articles by John Dougill here.
You can find articles by Keiji Minato here.
JENNIFER LOUISE TEETER is a very busy campaigner for peace, justice and the environment who also occasionally contributes to Deep Kyoto. Online she is Campaigns & Media Coordinator for the Greenheart Project, and she also contributes to the Kyoto Journal blog 10,000 Things. She hails from Turtle Island, lists her occupations as “singer, lecturer, translator, and life-long learner” and her passions as “music and contributing to and creating a culture of peace through the arts and dialogue”.
You can find Jen’s articles here.
TED TAYLOR is a writer, translator and yoga teacher from the US. He came to Kyoto in late summer 2005, to study Takeuchi-ryu Sogo Bujutsu, departed for America in 2009, before returning again in the spring of 2012. He loves Kyoto for its “Good cafes, prevalent music, and lots of green spaces”. Ted is the writer of the blog Notes from the ‘Nog and has published online the only English guide to the Kansai section of the Tōkai Shizen Hodō. He’s a fine writer and we look forward to some fresh contributions to DK in the near future!
You can read Ted’s articles here.