IN MEMORIAM: PROFESSOR DOCTOR HAYAO KAWAI
Journal of Sandplay Therapy, Volume 17, Number 2, 2008
KEY WORDS: In Memoriam, Professor Doctor, Hayao Kawai, 2007, Sandplay therapy, analytic psychology, Japan
Professor Doctor Hayao Kawai, 1928-2007
Summary: Dr. Higuchi expresses his sadness on the death of a great teacher, Professor Dr. Kawai. He describes some of Dr. Kawai’s many accomplishments as Japan’s first Jungian analyst and founder of analytic psychology in Japan. When he first took these ideas back to Japan he began by introducing sandplay because he thought it would be more familiar for the Japanese psyche, as it related to other aspects of Japanese culture.