SBP Blog

On Kenji Miyazawa’s 'Milky Way Railroad': A Fantasia of Self-Realization

Intern Intern - Friday, March 16, 2018

Milky Way Railroad (Ginga Tetsudo no Yoru) is generally considered by critics and readers alike to be Kenji Miyazawa’s masterpiece of children’s literature. Nevertheless, despite its general popularity, numerous printings, and seemingly accessible view of the afterlife, it remains one of Miyazawa’s most difficult works to understand. Read More


Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

Intern Intern - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
The dog: loyal, clever, bursting with joy, ever loving and unfailingly gracious—man’s perennial best friend. All of which, with the Year of the Dog officially kicking off on Friday, is naturally copacetic with us. But, in the context of Chinese culture, what is the Year of the Dog all about? And what does it signify?  Read More

Like our blog? Please share it!

Categories

Subscribe to the SBP Mailing List

New Releases

Amy’s Guide to Best Behavior in Japan


Going to Japan? This unfussy modern guide guarantees you keep it polite and get it right!

Easy and Fun Katakana


Learn the second key Japanese syllabary from every angle: reading, writing, and real-world examples.

Exploring Kyoto


This revised and updated edition of the Japan travel classic and cultural guide gets you wandering from downtown quarters to remote mountaintop temples and features expanded information on new museums and gardens now open year-round for viewing.


My Year of Dirt and Water


Married to a Zen monk in training, an American woman in Japan chronicles her own year of growth and discovery.

Tag Cloud

kyoto drinking in japan understandind china through comics the silver spoon book tour photography astrology manners mark gibeau gratitude in japan in the woods of memory fred schodt non-fiction Christianity in Japan buddhist swastika japanese travel Shoah rachel manley visitor Poetry Tokyo Olympics disney etiquette leonard koren Japanese art asian review of books literary review the fourth string damian flanagan book expat VIZ purification Travel author tour Olympics world literature today no longer human guide new york manga new books Basho's Narrow Road Chinese Astrology amy chavez japan etiquette stone bridge cafe nazi blurb buddhism Interview China author signing tricycle magazine polite zen Children's Books chinese comics Basho jing liu haiku japanese drunk literary prize monks wife Japanese holidays japanese etiquette japan food gaijin pot eastern and western philosophy nara journal of a zen monks wife in japan min kahng asia comic history books publishing zen monk holocaust how to order in japan Ukiyo-e 1960s Korea anime Second World War japanese bath Japanese literature tea japanese customs sensei japan today musical History washington dc Nikolas Bunton religion book publicity Japanese aesthetics memoir, tracy franz, zen monk, buddhist Translation japanese people Chinese culture author event haibun book review internment otakuusa michael emmerich Spirituality tourist pottery Chinese history takuma sminkey classic reviews giajin bowing in japan suicide osamu tezuka tk nakagaki classic japanese literature Asian Studies World War Two t.k. nakagaki travel to japan memoir illustration amys guide to best behavior in japan japanese four immigrants monk henry kiyama a shameful life frederik schodt review ritual japan travel diary seppuku Okinawan literature book signing bookstore osamu dazai university of chicago the buddhist swastika shun medoruma book hoarding wife behavior stone bridge press Chinese New Year danica davidson poetry of consciousness WWII book blurb Christianity Spring Festival publicity Language the japan times Korea photography Art/Design dark horse journal' monks wife matcha japan memoir japanese book verticle janet pocorobba ningen shikkaku tokyo monk wife how to center of east asian studies china history peace Chiune Sugihara japan restaurant osaka politics and prose World War II japan guide 1960's Japan AAS tracy franz UCLA author journal announcement buddhist gaijinpot suehiro maruo tea garden my year of dirt and water green tea Culture koun kansuke naka jared cook Coming of Age Day comics Children's Literature hooked cross The Colorado Review award Japan japan custom 2020 Olympics zazen shamisen swastika japanese culture student teacher literature hitler Anime/Manga/Comics what do in japan Korea how to travel in japan eating in japan yukio mishima hiroaki sato travel Japan Year of the Dog william f sibley
RSS