One of a kind. You would think being so famous and powerful would have made Jim more aloof or impatient with beginners. Yet each time I got to see him at work--teaching a graduate seminar at NYU, an intensive workshop at PSU, an early-morning lecture at Pomona College, or organising a noh-kyogen seminar in Hawaii--he was ALWAYS friendly, patient, kind to young scholars like myself and thoroughly professional. And great fun to share wine with; I lift my glass to you now in Kyoto, JRB. Jonah Salz

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