From Cynthia Gair

A Trip to Japan
In 1998, Blanche and 16 other American Zen teachers and practitioners spent over a month in Japan. We practiced everyday Zen at Rinso-in, Suzuki Roshi’s home temple. Blanche, along with two of her students, also traveled to Anteiji, a remote monastery where her dear Joshin-san had lived. Here are a few photos from that wonderful journey.

 

Arrival - Tokyo Airport

Arrival – Tokyo Airport

Mel & Blanche walk into Yaizu from Rinso-in

Mel & Blanche walk into Yaizu from Rinso-in

Blanche & Friends, Rinso-in festival day

Blanche & Friends, Rinso-in festival day

Cathleen & Blanche, Rinso-in's Waffle Zen Center

Cathleen & Blanche, Rinso-in’s Waffle Zen Center

Takuhatsuk Preparations, Rinso-in

Takuhatsuk Preparations, Rinso-in

Monks in Yaizu, eating ice cream

Monks in Yaizu, eating ice cream

On the train to Anteiji, 1998

On the train to Anteiji, 1998

Blanche & Cynthia, Anteiji 1998

Blanche & Cynthia, Anteiji 1998

Walking, Anteiji, 1998

Walking, Anteiji, 1998

Honoring Joshin-san, Anteiji 1998

Honoring Joshin-san, Anteiji 1998

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