Nov 272011
 

Last evening I returned from a three weeks journey to China and Japan. This time I decided not to post anything during the trip, but instead take notes, and do the on-line work by and by once I am back home.

"Buddha's Light" written by an old man with a water-brush on the floor (Summer Palace/Beijing).

“Buddha’s Light” written by an old man with a water-brush on the floor (Summer Palace/Beijing).

Besides meeting friends and family, the purpose of my trip was to deeper understand the roots of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy. Also, I wanted to explore how much of the once so rich Chinese culture survived the cultural revolution and the past decade’s vast economic and industrial changes.

In Japan, I visited Shunkoin, the Rinzai-Zen temple within Myoshinji in Kyoto, my Dojo is affiliated with.

To keep the time-line of the blog in order, I will set the posting dates approximately to the days I took my notes. So please scroll down, if you want to read my Chinese-Japanese Zen diary coming on-line by and by during the next week.

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