It’s fall. Every fall, I seem to start a new project. True to form, I’m starting a new study tentatively called the Kokinshu Project. My brother recently immigrated to Japan, and while the Bluegrass has deepening connections with Japan (there are many Japanese-owned factories, like Toyota, where I live), I have to admit that I have spent my time studying Latin America, not Asia. So I have been trying to learn about the country the best way I know how: through a literary study. I originally thought that I would just read some poetry and couple poems with photographs that I had taken on various travels, but after giving it more thought, I decided that I would also add a brief commentary to better connect with the literature and this way, maybe anyone stopping by my website would learn something along with me. I also hope to include prose, non-Japanese writing inspired by Japanese style, etc.
Feel free to give me reading recommendations.