Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

The Oise-san Marathon お伊勢さんマラソン

Today I ran with one of the Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 staff and faculty teams in the Ise Marathon お伊勢さんマラソン (the 5k distance). Thanks to the power of Anpanman (Bean-Bread Kid), who was riding shotgun on my hat, I was able to…

Maps of Ise City 伊勢市の地図

After living in Ise City 伊勢市 for a while, I’ve come across several maps that contain useful information. The quality is a bit uneven, but when you put them together, you get a good sense of the city and the…

A Walk through the Past with the Kōgakkan University Historical Society 皇學館大学史學會の歴史散歩

I have the honor and pleasure of being in charge of this year’s “Historical Walk” at Kōgakkan University. As a theme, I chose the “Old Road of Kumano” (熊野古道), a World Heritage Site in Mie Prefecture. The photo here was…

Japan-UK Comparative Culture Workshop 日英比較文化研究会

Next month at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学, I’ll begin leading the Japan-UK Comparative Culture Workshop 日英比較文化研究会, and for the next three years it will bring together students, staff, faculty, and members of the local community to examine physical sites, documentary sources,…

Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past

This post is a follow-up to a roundtable called “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Materials” at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto. Themes One of the main themes…

Analog Note-Taking 「アナログ」メモの取り方

I’ve written down a few thoughts here about why I incorporate “analog” note-taking methods into my classses. It’s connected to a presentation I’ll give later this week at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto on March…