The First Principle

When one goes to Obaku temple in Kyoto he sees carved over the gate the words “The First Principle”. The letters are unusually large, and those who appreciate calligraphy always admire them as being a mastepiece. They were drawn by Kosen two hundred years ago. When the master drew them he did so on paper,…

Teachings of the Honorable Daimin

silent prayers footsteps on the wooden Hojo porch the tigers move slowly Photography by Japanaibunka, Nanzen-ji Temple (26.03.16) Kyoto