Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

Ise City Running Tours 伊勢市の歴史ラン

Every week I take my seminar students at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 on a run around Ise City to visit historical landmarks. This photo was an attempt to make it look like I actually run fast. I don’t. But, it’s a…

Newspaper Article Redux: Ise-Shima Summit 新聞記事:伊勢志摩サミット

President Obama and other world leaders are in town now for the Ise-Shima Summit 伊勢志摩サミット, and the Chūnichi Newspaper 中日新聞 reprinted an interview me about my thoughts on the holding the summit in this region. The photo is different, but…

Book Display at the Library リレー展示

I was given the opportunity to recommend three books and have them put on display at the entrance to the library at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学. The ones I chose below connect to my interests in Japan’s sixteenth century, lexicography, and…

Historical Walk around Ise 伊勢の歴史散歩

This spring, a couple of the students (Miyuki and Kanon) from my seminar “History and Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan” (現代日本の歴史と伝統文化ゼミ) at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 made two videos introducing the city of Ise 伊勢市. Enjoy! Part 1 In this video,…

Slideshow Settings for Flashcards Deluxe

I’ve mentioned before that I really like the application Flashcards Deluxe (iOS and Android). One of my favorite features is the slideshow, which allows you to cycle through your flashcards without having to tap the screen for every single word.…

The Ise-Japan Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2016

This is the third year of the “Ise-Japan Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム, a fully funded stay in Ise with lectures and field trips designed for graduate students (MA and PhD) and post-graduate researchers. The program is sponsored by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 and…

Me in the Media

My English translation of Sengū roman 遷宮浪漫, which I titled A Journey through Time at Jingu has been in the news media recently in conjunction with the upcoming G7 Summit at Ise-Shima. The photo and article above was in yesterday’s…

Review: Holy Ghosts

My review of Rebecca Suter’s Holy Ghosts: The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction is up now on Marginalia. It’s a great book for anyone interested in learning more about the legacy of Japan’s Christian Century (late 16th to early…

Published A Journey through Time at Jingu

Today I received a copy of a translation that I just finished with the title A Journey through Time at Jingu. I’ve been working on it for a few months and it is nice to finally see it in print.…