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'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

Jun 27, 2015

'Aperture' magazine comes to Tokyo

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Think photography and its history, and it’s easy to recall iconic images of New York, Paris or London — cities whose buildings and street life have long provided compelling subjects. Constantly changing, Tokyo is now securing its place in that history of urban images. ...

Breaching the secretive sects of Shin-Buddhism

May 30, 2015

Breaching the secretive sects of Shin-Buddhism

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The tendency to perceive covert groups as reticent conspirators rather than curators of hidden knowledge is universal. Secrecy’s Power, by Clark Chilson 235 pages.University of Hawaii Press, Nonfiction. In Japan, secret oral transmissions, chants, rituals and services have long been identified with esoteric schools ...