Deep Kyoto: Walks ~ Introducing the Writers

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The happy editors…

We are now one week away from the release of our ebook, Deep Kyoto: Walks! Here at last we reveal the full list of writers! You may be pleasantly surprised at this happy mix of fresh faces and seasoned hands…

There are 16 writers in our book and 18 walks. For your convenience the main chapters of the book with the writers names are listed below, along with the corresponding times that they are mentioned on the video.

The Walks:
(0.28) Time Travelling on GojoJennifer Louise Teeter discovers the Gojozaka area in the August heat offers portals through time and into other worlds…
(1.15) Red Brick & Sakura: A Walk in Modern KyotoMichael Lambe explores alternative visions of modern architecture in eastern Kyoto…
(1.51) Ghosts, Monkeys & Other NeighboursBridget Scott meditates on her personal connection to her neighborhood on a well-worn stroll from Shisen-dō to Manshu-in…
(2.24) Climbing Mount DaimonjiMiki Matsumoto considers our relation to the natural world while climbing this iconic mount
(2.41) Not Sure Which Way To GoRobert Yellin encourages us to seek chance and adventure along the Path of Philosophy…
(3.09) Into the TumultPico Iyer on a favoured walk from Gesshin-in to Sanjo Bridge reflects on how he first fell in love with this city and what it has taught him…
(3.38) Old School Gaijin KyotoChris Rowthorn tours the haunts of his reckless youth with the ironic eye of experience…
(4.07) Kamogawa MusingJohn Dougill walking by the Kamo River, the nature reserve that cuts through the heart of Kyoto, muses on history and literature…
(4.50) Gods, Monks, Secrets, FishJohn Ashburne on a mouth-watering tour of the Nishikikoji market with a sprinkling of zen spice…
(5.43) Across Purple FieldsTed Taylor walks to his corner store for a beer and on the way encounters the world…
(6.30) Blue SkyStephen Henry Gill takes us on an expert guided tour through the poetic and historical landscape of Saga and Arashiyama….
(7.34) Hiking Mount AtagoSanborn Brown joins an annual summer pilgrimage with an eccentric tea ceremony master…
(8.05) In Praise of Uro UroJoel Stewart, on a walk from Daitoku-ji to Shōden-ji, views the eclectic architecture of his neighborhood with the unique eye of an artist…
(8.45) The Botanical GardensIzumi Texidor Hirai walks through the seasons and through personal recollections in her favourite city park…
(9.20) A Long MarchTed Taylor joins a nuclear protest demo from Maruyama Park to Kyoto City Hall, and reflects on ideals and reality…
(9.39) Up & Down the Ki’Michael Lambe follows troubadours Mark Dodds and Ryotaro Sudo on a ten-bar musical bar crawl of Kiyamachi…
(10.21) Rounding Off: The Kyoto TrailPerrin Lindelauf walks the entire circuit of the hiking trail around Kyoto’s surrounding mountains
(10.55) EpilogueJudith Clancy reflects on how long years in Kyoto have changed her way of seeing…

In addition the book has a Foreword on the topic of walking by myself, and an Introduction by Ted Taylor: Afoot in the Old Capital. It is also illustrated with photos from our contributors, plus a wood block print from Richard Steiner, and is completed by 12 detailed maps to help you find your way around!

Deep Kyoto: Walks will be released on Amazon DeepKyoto-cover-0423-finalon May 21st 2014!

See also:
Joel Stewart & Ted Taylor: Two Friends Deep Kyoto Walking
Ted Taylor on the Trail of Toyotomi Hideyoshi: A Deep Kyoto Walk through History
Judith Clancy in “Deep Kyoto: Walks” ~ An Exclusive Extract
Deep Kyoto: Walks ~ Meet the Artists
Coming very soon, the first publication from Deep Kyoto

3 responses to “Deep Kyoto: Walks ~ Introducing the Writers

  1. I am interested to read about, then do (or redo) all of these walks. Really looking forward to the book.

  2. Michael Lambe

    Thank you Mike!

  3. Great team of authors and really intriguing chapter topics- looking forward to it!

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