Hayao Kawai: A Clinician, Co-edited by Prof. Toshio Kawai, Re-printed in Paperback
Hayao Kawai: A Clinician, co-edited by Prof. Toshio Kawai, has been re-printed in paperback.
The book, Hayao Kawai: A Clinician was published in 2009, two years after Professor Hayao Kawai passed away.
To commemorate his 90th birthday, Iwanami Shoten Publishers have released a re-printed edition.
Changes to this edition include the addition of Prof. Toshio Kawai’s lecture “Three reunions with Hayao Kawai” and the omission of part of Living Words, Moving Kokoro and some more technical studies.
In the introduction, Prof. Toshio Kawai discusses Prof. Hayao Kawai’s clinical work.
To shed light on who he was as a clinician, the main part of the book discusses Prof. Hayao Kawai’s commentary on his clinical cases and the experience of clinicians who Prof. Hayao Kawai saw during treatment.
The book also discusses Prof. Hayao Kawai’s friendships with Shuntaro Tanikawa and Yutaka Sado. Prof. J.M. Spiegelman, whom Prof. Hayao Kawai saw as his first analytic therapist, discusses “depicting Hayao Kawai in clients’ shoes” in his interview.
In “The three reunions with Hayao Kawai”, Prof. Toshio Kawai recalls experiences of his father that he had during his college years, during his study abroad, and when he was editing his father’s writing.
Additionally, Prof. Toshio Kawai talks about Prof. Hayao Kawai’s core beliefs of “story” and “following the nature of things”.
(Commentary by Hisae Konakawa, Research Fellow)
Iwanami Contemporary Paperback Hayao Kawai, A Clinician (Shuntaro Tanikawa, Toshio Kawai)