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Kamakura Zen: A Samurai Legacy

January 27, 2020 - January 27, 2020
Kamakura Zen: A Samurai Legacy
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Monday, January 27, 6:30 PM

Home to over 60 Buddhist temples, as well as the towering Great Buddha statue, Kamakura is the heart of Zen in Japan. Practiced by samurai and statesmen in Japan’s feudal era, Zen Buddhism is still widely practiced today, and can focus the mind and calm the body. At this program, head priest of J ochi-ji Temple of Engakuji, Rev. Eon Asahina, comes from Kamakura to share his wisdom. He is joined by Pamela D. Winfield, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University, who will illuminate the unique history and culture of Zen in Kamakura.

Followed by a reception featuring sake from Kanagawa.

Sake List:
• Tensei Endless Summer Tokubetsu Honjozo
• Tensei Song of the Sea Junmai Ginjo
• Izumibashi Megumi Blue Junmai Ginjo
• Izumibashi Megumi Red Junmai Genshu
• Izumibashi Kimoto Junmai Kurotonbo

Guests will be able to admire and purchase select pieces of kichu-yo pottery, crafted in a traditional climbing kiln in Kamakura by ceramic artist Kifumi Kawamura, and kamakura-bori lacquerware from the 120-year-old shop Hakkodo in Kamakura.

Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

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Get to Know Japan Series: Kanagawa is co-organized by Kanagawa Prefectural Government.

  • Jan 27, 2020 at 6:30 pm