Monday, July 27, 2009

Slow Chant Zen Zenny

The slow is me. I just could not get moving this morning. This week I ended up with three religious entries.

What I have are entries on a major Buddhist chant and the two major schools of Zen in Japan.

It is interesting that a Pure Land Buddhist chant turns up more often than references to the two major schools of Japanese Zen Buddhism, and not that often in any case.

Namu Myōhōrengekyō 南無妙法蓮華経

Rinzaishū (Rinzai sect) 臨済宗

Sōtōshū (Sōtō sect) 曹洞宗

Monday, July 20, 2009

Clan, leader, text

This week I was working on a series of interlinked entries when I realized I first needed an entry for the Lotus Sutra. that then led me to the Fuma clan, which led me to Fuma Kotaro.

Fuma [a ninja clan] 風魔

Fuma Kotaro 風魔小太郎

Myōhōrengekyō (Lotus Sutra) 妙法蓮華経

I'll still continue working on those interlinked entries, and hopefully have them done and up in a few weeks.

PS: I have added a new subject heading to the topical index.

Religion/Mythology/Belief - Texts

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Breezy, holding and clap-clap

My original plan for this week was a much more ambitious set of interrelated entries. These will have to wait as it is far more complex than I anticipated.

For I have an entry for religion in Fujin, one for a bit of dishware in hashioki and on the sex trade the famous pan-pan girls.

Fujin (wind kami) 風神

hashioki (chopstick rest) 箸置き

pan-pan パンパン

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Moon, treat, drum

Continuing to add references relating to religion I have one for uchiwa-daiko, and one for tsukimi, which requires one for food in tsukimi-dango.

tsukimi (moon viewing) 月見

tsukimi-dango 月見団子

uchiwa-daiko (prayer drum) 団扇太鼓

That's it this week.