Author: Lalipa Nilubol

Soothing songs for the elephant…from the Old Dynasty คำฉันท์กล่อมช้าง ครั้งกรุงเก่า (lines 20 – 40)

* Translator’s note: The passages featured in the chapter titled “Soothing songs for the elephant” would have been used in the post-capture procedures, or more officially in the ceremonies following the successful capture of wild elephants. The most likely date that these passages were ‘published’, if one can use such a label to describe public distribution, is 1660 (Christian calendar), which […]

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The Storyteller’s Mermaid

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Camphor Series: Ancient Water Lilies

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The Earth Deity of Wat Luang Suntraraam (Ang Thong).

The Poetry of Emptiness

‘The deception was all too easily induced by a superficial external similarity — the extreme transparency, flexibility and lightness sought by modern Western architecture and already mastered in the traditional phase of Japanese architecture. …One concludes rather from their best architecture that space as an entity does not exist at all. The Japanese sense of space is ma, best described […]

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