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I discovered that NHK World has uploaded a bunch of videos – quite a change as it used to be very hard to find NHK content online. What especially interested me now was not only the content, but also that these videos offer a great opportunity to study the kishoutenketsu structure in a new format.Continue reading “Kishoutenketsu Mini-study: The Great Cocktail Quest”
I don’t often watch videos online these days but whenever I do, I tend to gravitate towards food shows. What struck me recently was the emphasis the majority of these shows place upon quality, local ingredients. It made me wonder, what is the equivalent in writing? For me, the three “pillars” of fiction writing areContinue reading “Quality Ingredient of Writing”
An interesting side effect of researching and searching for examples of kishoutenketsu has been an appreciation for the Western narrative structure. Both have their uses: Western structure is very good at getting through a series of events, moving from point A to point B, while kishoutenketsu, in my opinion, is great at revealing a greaterContinue reading “Kishoutenketsu’s Musical “Cousin””
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