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... was a lovely moment of religious connection, even across the steep language barrier that Takeo helped bridge. After all, we are genuinely in the same business, helping people with their spiritual needs, aiding in connecting to the divine for strength, reassurance, comfort, and inspiration. Different theologies, same profession.
Shinto certainly varies from Judaism in many ways, but one considerable difference is textual. While we have always been the ...
studied the whole flight and managed to get 150 japanese words memorised by the time I arrived in Osaka..
From the train I experienced the endless sprawl of concrete jungle and clean perfection interspersed by rice fields regularly between houses within urban areas.
Felt the rush of a totally new culture , with no idea of how long I would stay..
Met a friend of a friend from Melbourne during the one night spent in Osaka.
... students from Yokohama came up to me really wanting to take a picture with me. Who was I to say no?
Ryoan-Ji is best known for a zen rock garden with 15 stones in sand, and was generally very pleasant to walk through what was basically a small forest with a large pond. The last one, Ninna-Ji, is apparently one of the best underrated temples, featured a huge gate and a five-story pagoda.
After a brief rest at our hotel room ...
... I had crepes from some place called Dipper Dan. Not sure that crepes with whipped cream, custard, ice-cream, chocolate and strawberries was the wisest thing to put into an empty stomach after a huge walk, but I survived, and it was pretty fantastic.
Arriving at the bottom of the street, we started heading in the direction of the shopping district, with intentions of getting on the first familiar bus we saw. All buses were ...
... frames the temple building, the temple itself, where the kids were able to light some incense, an enormous brick aqueduct, and several other temples and shrines. The highlight of the trip was probably the tour of the abbot’s building behind the main temple, which included a lot of really spectacular ancient Japansese architecture, several Zen gardens complete with raked gravel and a few carefully placed trees, and a nightingale floor. A nightingale ...