"The Saint of Mt. Koya is translated from "Koya Hijiri." This translation originally appeared in The Saint of Mt.
Koya and The Song of the Troubadour, published in 1990 by The Committee of the Translation of the Works of
Izumi Kyoka (Kanazawa, Japan). For more information on
English translations of Kyoka, see Resources.
Stephen W. Kohl is an associate professor of Japanese literature at the University of Oregon, where
he has taught since 1972. He has published numerous translations of modern Japanese literature, including
works by Nagai Kafu, Shiga Naoya, Inoue Yasushi, and others. Kohl has written a study of the haiku poet Matsuo
Basho and his travel diary Narrow Road to the Deep North. He is currently working on a study of early
contacts between Japan and the Pacific Northwest in the years before Commodore Perry's arrival in Japan.