Kyoto Journal Issue 65
Contemporary Vietnamese Art
Donald Richie on D.T. Suzuki
Water Sho: Calligraphy by James Jack
Hikikomori Children on Pilgrimage
Cartoons for Peace
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As a young man in early Occupied Japan, Donald Richie — a masterly writer who himself would play a leading role in introducing Japanese culture and film to the West — visited Dr. Suzuki a number of times at the Matsugaoka Bunko, a Buddhist library that Suzuki founded in 1946 on the hillside grounds of the Tokeiji temple compound in Kamakura.
After living in Shingu for a while with my father’s parents, the Oishis, I moved in with my mother’s mother, Mon, and my two brothers at the Nishimura house in Kuwabara. It was at that time, when I was only eight years old, that I legally became the head of the rich Nishimura household. – Nishimura Isaku
I paused to look over his shoulder at what he had drawn on the ground, and my eyes grew wide. It was not one script, O Maha-Raja, but many: Nagri, Uk, Mangal, Parusha, the ideograms of the East. In every language I knew and in some that I did not, the Prince had written the sacred verse. And he continued, absent-mindedly, as if he merely daydreamed, scratching pictures in the dust.
Despite being blind from birth, Ikuyo said she sees things in her dreams, and it shocked me when she said, “I dream in color.”
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published January 20, 2007
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