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Once you come to know without any doubt that the marvelous illuminative wisdom of the Buddha-mind puts all things in perfect order, then you can no longer be deluded or led astray by others. Bankei (1622-1693)

☫ Angelic ☫ winged cemetery angels and zen statuary - Buddha, Tokyo, Japan

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A Procession of Archers – Meijijingu

At last weeks budo tournament in Tokyo’s Meijijingu grand shrine I saw this procession of archers making their way from the shrine ceremony to the archery, kyudo, range or dojo. There had bee…

Katsuryu, a young maiko who recently made her debut in Kamishichiken, prepares to serve matcha, whisked, powdered green tea, to guests at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, in Kyoto, Japan

Katsuryu, a young maiko who recently made her debut in Kamishichiken prepares to serve matcha tea, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

My heart is with all those who lost loved ones on this day two years ago. March 11- it is the day that Great Eastern Japan Earthquake happened in 2011.

My heart is with all those who lost loved ones on this day two years ago. March it is the day that Great Eastern Japan Earthquake happened I would also add to that all the people who went in afterward to deal with the nuclear disaster.

Takuhatsu-sou .  A Buddhist rite in which Zen monks visit businesses & homes chanting sutras in exchange for food or money.

A Buddhist rite in which Zen monks visit businesses & homes chanting sutras in exchange for food or money.

I took these photos of some of the many young and older men taking part in the grand Jidai Matsuri, or festival of the ages, in Kyoto a couple of years ago. From the flute playing young soldiers of…

Jidai Matsuri Men – Kyoto

Jidai Matsuri or Festival of the Ages, Kyoto. The festival began after the Emperor moved the capital away from Kyoto to Tokyo in The historical reenactment parade is performed in authentic costumes from feudal history through to the Meiji era.

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