Category Archives: Zen

On Japanese Funerals

My first conversation about the earthquake was a week and three days after it struck. In the office, we talked about the peripheries of disaster: Blood donations, fundraisers, TV coverage. We didn’t talk about victims. When the media focused on … Continue reading

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Audio: Dazaifu Jinko-Shiki Ceremony

A downloadable/streaming audio recording from Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu, Japan. Continue reading

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On Ruins | 城跡

In which a tourist from America has a “mystical experience” in Japan brah, and totally writes about it in his blog. Continue reading

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