Omotenashi

In Japan we have a wonderful culture, “Omotenashi”(treating other people with the heart of hospitality). The things we can do for the guests and the supporters of the temple may be limited. However,we try what we can to help people enrich their own life.One of the things we do is to hang a painting of…

Next year again

The warm weather had made the cherry blossoms fall. This year’s Houzouin’s cherry blossom light up will be over tonight. I hope many of you enjoyed the cherry blossoms. See you next year!

Bamboo shoots

The season of bamboo shoots sprouting has come again. Our temple has a bamboo grove.   One of my specialties is find bamboo shoots. You do not find them by looking, but by the sense from you foot.   I found about 20 of them. Every year the first bamboo shoots taken will be given…

Kanro no ame(Sweet rain)

Today the weather has been back as if it is winter, and Utsunomiya(Tochigi Prefecture)had snow fall. April 8th is a special day for Buddhist because it is the day when Buddha was born in Nepal. in Buddhist it is said that “Kanro no ame” (the sweet rain) fell from heaven Buddha was given birth. Today’s…

千僧法会in高野山

Since my blog system has changed I had a hard time working on it.Today i will attend the religions conference which will be held in Koyasan(Wakayama Prefecture).Luckily I checked in just a minute before the boarding finished! Here is the Nankai-Nanba station. There is an information booth about the Koyasan 1200 years anniversary. ※Being for…

Chaos!

I made a phone call in the morning at 8 o’clock local elementary school today,and the vice-pprincipal answered my phone. I asked her if my daughter and I can attend the entrance ceremony. She redialing agreed. I really appreciate her kind manner. If we were refused, I was thinking to take just a photo in…