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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

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Back Cover (Shambhala edition)