The Japanese literary magazine Atlas has been publishing - in every half-yearly issue since July 2014 - Hiromi Mizoguchi's translation of Brinckmann's essays about remarkable people he had met. Its January 2022 issue No.45 featured Brinckmann's essay about the famous writer and translator of Japanese literature Edward G. Seidensticker whom he first met in Kyoto in 1957 under highly unusual circumstances.
Brinckmann has decided to share the English original of his Seidensticker essay with our Habri readers. It is mostly about that first surprising meeting, in Kyoto. To read the essay, please click here: