Monday, December 2, 2019

The Way of Zen Buddhism: Japan (video)

The Way of.. (video); Ioanna Salajan; CC Liu, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Pierre Brouwers has travelled the length and breadth of the largest of the islands forming Japan: Honshu. He has done so to provide an in-depth discovery of the “Land of the Rising Sun.”

Cities like Kyoto and Hiroshima are fascinating for their history. Everywhere, traditions are carefully preserved, especially when it comes to the country's many festivals. But these days robots have largely replaced workers on car assembly lines, and the younger generations lap up innovations of the 21st century. The population, one of the world’s densest, finds its balance in the words wisdom and harmony, never forgetting the word that is the key to it all: ZEN.
  • Zen Comics (Ioanna Salajan)
    KYOTO: Golden Pavilion, temples and palaces. Tea ceremony. The Jidai Matsuri Festival. Kyudo, and archers. The station.
  • TAKAYAMA: the autumn festival. Chayano Tuff. Kamikochi Park. Ogimatchi.
  • KANAZAWA: painting on lacquer. The districts of geishas and samurais. The 21st century museum. Chihirama Beach.
  • HIROSHIMA: The A-bomb dome. The Museum for Peace. The sacred island of Miyajima. Shipyards. Car plant.
  • KOYA: temples, monks, and cemetery.
  • NAOSHIMA. Shinkansen. Air photography.

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