Posts by: CLAIR HURFORD

We Promise to Fix it Back

On December 27, 2013 By

JAPAN
BY MICHAEL STONE

Will this catastrophe in Japan change us and lead to a more innovative, caring and interconnected way of living? Will the outbreaks of altruism and civic enthusiasm propel us to take similar steps? Will we demand ingenious forms of accountability? I decide definitively not to cancel my ticket to Japan. I need to see what I can learn about a Bodhisattva path through the lessons that Fukushima offers.

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Shikoku Pilgrimage 88 Temple Map

Pilgrims who follow in the footsteps of Kobo Daishi around Shikoku record their journey by collecting these goshuin, single sheets of paper, or in book form (nokyocho), from each of the temples along the way. (Some also have their white pilgrims’ coat (hakue) stamped at each stop). […]

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Migrating Genius

On September 7, 2013 By

INTERVIEW
BY STEWART WACHS

“There’s so much to learn from birds. When I was a child they were my first absorbing fascination in life.”

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The Heron Dance

On September 5, 2013 By

JAPAN
BY CLAIR HURFORD

The Sagi Odori (heron dance) is one of three devotional dances performed by local school children outside City Hall, as part of the Omukae Chochin (welcome lantern) parade during Kyoto’s Gion Matsuri.

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