“What a strange, demented feeling it gives me when I realize I have spent whole days before this inkstone, with nothing better to do, jotting down at random whatever nonsensical thoughts have entered my head.”

— first sentence of Essays in Idleness by Yoshida Kenkō (translated by Donald Keene)

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Illustration by Kikuchi Yosai

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August 7, 2013 · 3:06 pm

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  1. Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thank you!

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