Author Archive for Christopher MAYO

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.…

Kōgakkan University: Calligraphy in the School Festival 皇學館大学:倉陵祭の作品

Every year around this time, Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 holds its school festival, called the “Sōryōsai” 倉陵祭. This year, I submitted a piece of calligraphy to put on display with the calligraphy club’s works. It consists of two main characters written…

Sharing Flashcards

Flashcards are pretty easy to make for yourself. I’ve written before about the benefits of doing this. Sharing flashcards with fellow students, though, can be a little bit difficult. Here are directions for making flashcards and sharing them using Dropbox…