"Sensei Kikiuchi's family has looked after the Genkohji temple from generation to generation for over 500 years .... She received an Ohtani Scholarship from Zenmonsama, former Lord Abbot of Nishi Hongwanji, to study comparative early childhood religious education at the Ekoji Temple in Dusseldorf, Germany for a year. She also researched European Shin Buddhists and Christian social activities during her stay in Europe. She has studied at Ryukoku University and Gyoshin Buddhist School in Osaka under several teachers."
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Class Visit from Japanese Buddhist Priest Ms. Masumi Kikuchi
I am very happy to announce that we will be receiving a visit from Ms. Masumi Kikuchi, (pictured left,) visiting priest from Kyoto Japan at the Steveston Buddhist Temple. Sensei Kikiuchi will lecture on the historical influence of Buddhism on Japanese aesthetic concepts -- such as mono no aware and mujokan -- and its interrelationship with Shinto animism. Sensei Kikiuchi has also agreed to take class questions after her lecture.