Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

The Case for Plain Text

When I take notes, I like to write them in plain, unformatted text. Tech luminaries on the Web have been advocating plain text for a while now (David Sparks, Brett Terpstra, and Merlin Mann to name a few). I’ve also…

English-Language Academic Journals Related to East Asia

The list of journals below primarily contains English-language content focused on East Asia, but some have a broader scope. JSTOR (generally older works) and Project Muse (generally newer works) are the two major journal repositories, and educational institutions usually offer…

Ochiai Tomb Mound Group 落合古墳群

On July 2, 2017 I will be leading Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 students and faculty on a historical tour of sites along the “Old Road of Kumano” 熊野古道. The “Ochiai Tomb Mounds” 落合古墳群 are one of the first locations that we…

Takihara Shrine 瀧原宮

On July 2, 2017 I will be leading Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 students and faculty on a historical tour of sites along the “Old Road of Kumano” 熊野古道. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to see the shrine from the expressway, but the…

Daikō Shrine 大皇神社

On July 2, 2017 I will be leading Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 students and faculty on a historical tour of sites along the “Old Road of Kumano” 熊野古道. I’ve driven by this shrine for many years, but it’s only recently that…

Kumano Kodō Mountain Passes 熊野古道の峠

On July 2, 2017 I will be leading Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 students and faculty on a historical tour of sites along the “Old Road of Kumano” 熊野古道. We will pass by a number of Kumano Kodō parts on our trip.…

Kumano Kodō Center 熊野古道センター

On July 2, 2017 I will be leading Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 students and faculty on a historical tour of sites along the “Old Road of Kumano” 熊野古道. We’ll spend a bit of time here looking at the displays, listening to…