[The following is a copy of an email I will send to the head abbot of this temple in Japan. To start a discourse and one day perhaps visit to formally practice Buddhism. I look forward that moment and the start of a long and warm conversation.] Dear Dōchō-san (abbot Muhō), and the Zen community […]Read more "Letter to Muhou-san and the Antaiji Sangha."
Tanabe Hajime’s Zange 懺悔: The Power Of Tariki • ‘Although Socratic ethical intellectualism did not develop as far as the self-reflective (für sich) stage of metanoetics mediated by salvation of Other-power, metanoesis is already implicit in its ironical dialectics.[ Tanabe Hajime, Philosophy as Metanoetics (1986), University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, Pp.17.]’ […]Read more "Tanabe Hajime’s Zange 懺悔: The Power Of Tariki"
There was a man walking in the street with a dog. The dog was the most stylish poodle imaginable. He was going to the dog contest to show his beautiful dog. The dog was was shy so this meant that he had to encourage the pooch. He tried to massage the dog to relax him […]Read more "Exquisite Corpse: ‘The Cat & Dog’ Aya"
001 Shiori sings very naturally, but she needs to do it as much as possible. She wants to play the guitar well. She will, if Shiori-chan consults a panda, the panda will give her technique. I’d like to take panda to some coffee shop, in the coffee shop the Panda ordered marshmallows. Shiori ordered strawberries […]Read more "Exquisite Corpse: with Shiori Nishida (史織ちゃん)"
“Senryuu”is a humorous seventeen syllable comic haiku poem. They are somewhat difficult to make due to the need to reference real everyday life. In todays lesson my teacher Yoko gave me three good examples. 頑張れよ Good luck, 無理をするなよ It’s not impossible 休むなよ Don’t rest. ・ 運動会 Sports day 抜くなその子は don’t overtake 課長の子 boss’s child. ・ まだ寝てる Still sleeping 寝ってみれば […]Read more "Senryuu / 川柳"