Monthly Archives: April 2012

Waterfall Number Three, the poor bugger

Otonashi-no-taki, (the Silent Falls), is a decent name, as far as names go.  I read the story of its naming this morning, up in Ohara north of Kyoto.  It came from monks who meditated so intensely they could not hear the water falling around them. … Continue reading

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Oharu: Water falls silently

Pink polluted my eyes last week.  The cherry blossoms in Kyoto were in full bloom.  It is my worst nightmare:  war parties of tourists wielding unwieldy cameras all seeking the best shot.  With members of my group off on various excursions, I had a free day so I fled … Continue reading

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