Iwayaji (#45)

while there, the head monk gave me a paper with following words: It is not possible to look directly through other people’s mind. It may be possible, however, to infer what is in their mind from their expression, attitudes, words… It is indeed quite reasonable to deduce that all of human …

Hirata san

Hirata san is the good soul of Nankōbō (#55). While there he told me that it was a joy to watch me spending time on the temple grounds. Then he asked me if I’d remember the Tohoku earthquake. Yes, i do, almost daily. He then gave me a wooden plaque with the …

Hashimoto san

Met Hashimoto san, a fellow henro, at Kanjizaiji (#40). He handed me his brocat osamefuda, telling me with sparking eyes that this is his 190th Henro! Gokurosamadeshita!