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FRONT MATTER

including: cover, praise for the book, about the book, about the author, title page, publishing info page, dedication, epigraph or opening vignette, pronunciation of Japanese terms, notes.


Contents - you're there now.


PREFACE

 


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 


1 COMING

AWAKE IN THE DARK  

SULPHUR IN THE AIR

RIDES TO HOGOJI

GANGBUSTER ZEN

TITLES OF RESPECT

SOUNDS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

MEETING OLD FRIENDS

INTRODUCTIONS

OWL AND DREAMS

 

2 SETTLING

ON A SLOW TRAIN HOME

KOBASHI TO THE RESCUE

OLD SCROLLS, NEW MATCHES

JENGLISH AND ENGLESE

LAUNCH AND LUNCH

TEA TIME

JAKUSHIN ON THE BOTTOM

MARITAL BOWS

UNDER THE BEAMS

ORYOKI THE TRUE WAY

REMEDIAL BREATHING

BEANING THE SPIRITS

CREEPIN’ MUKADE

KOJI, BOUND BY DUTY

 

3 WALKING

TAKUHATSU, “TO ENTRUST THE BOWL”

LEARNING THE BUREAUCRACY

MOTHER'S DAY CARD

KOBASHI BLOWS IT

TAIZEN SMOOTHS IT OUT

A LETTER & A TABLE

A WALK WITH FATHER SAM

HUSBANDS AND WIVES

LION AND ROCKS

KATAGIRI

READING IN THE RAIN

SMOKE IN THE KITCHEN

 

4 LIVING

AT ISHITAKI’S

THE FOURTH GRAPE

A STITCH IN SPACE

LECTURE PREP

KNOCKIN' 'EM DEAD

IT’S THE ENVIRONMENT, STUPA

THE GOOD WITCH

DOUBTING THE SUN'S SON

MOO IF YA LOVE BUDDHA

BURYING GARBAGE

THE NINJA AND THE CLOCK

THE BODHISATTVA'S VOW

SAVING THE SALAMANDER

MR. TEN SQUARE FEET

SHUKO TELLS ALL

OUR DUST RUNNETH OVER

 

5 LOOKING

DRIVING ME CRAZY

READING PALMS

DUELING SUTRAS

JUST ME AND MY BROOM

ELECTION RESULTS

CLEANING GENE

NORMAN GETS HIS WAY

GANGSTERS IN TH'MIDST

 

6 DANCING

PREPARATION FOR HOYO

ATTRACTING CROWDS OF DERISION

SERGEANT IN ROBES

INCIPIENT FRUIT OF LABOR

GOOD FRIDAY THE 13TH

THE HEARTLESS SUTRA

PERIOD THEATER

ADDRESSING WOMEN

CUT THE MOZO

GOODBYE TO KATAGIRI

LSD NO, WHALE MEAT YES

 

7 GOING

EDDIE DUCHIN IN THE POST OFFICE

PRISONER OF PEACE

A CHAT WITH KOJI

THE TYRANT OF NARA

A VISIT AND A CALL

WE REMEMBER KATAGIRI

GETTING WET TOGETHER

A FINAL SURPRISE

WORSHIP IN THE RUINS

VITAL ENERGY

BIRTHDAY BOY

I'M OFF


8 GONE BEYOND

ASHES TO DUST

TRAIN REFLECTIONS

A LETTER FROM NORMAN

 

EPILOGUE

BUILDING A FUMIDAI

ONE DROP

 

GLOSSARY

More on the author

Back Cover (Shambhala edition)