Elsewhere I said that I was in Tokyo. I’m still in Tokyo. I am here with a great group of guys for some R&R.
On the evening of my arrival, one of the key figures of Una Voce Japan graciously met me at the airport. I am deeply grateful to Augustin-san! When I was settled at the hotel, we met two more Una Voce members and went out for tori nabe, a good way to get to know each other.
My view from my room. I look west and a bit south. I was hoping that in the morning I might be able to see Fuji-san.
The next morning, I was picked up and whisked away to the chapel where the TLM is usually offered.
Alas, the photos I was sent were small, so this is the largest of them. However, Augustin-san told me that videos of the whole Mass will be posted.
UPDATE 23 Jan:
Here are links to the videos which the great Augustin-san sent this morning.
Here is the great and well-known Fr. Ikeda, 90 years young, who often says the TLM. This Sunday he heard confessions.
We went for sukiyaki at a place in the Ginza area. They do transcendent things with tomato.
Everything that is cooked passes through your small bowl which contains a beaten egg.
Sake… dry… cold.
We also have had shabushabu. The word comes from the sound the food makes as you swish it in the boiling broth. One the brethren was shy.
And… yes… I do love my PASMO.
At the Hokusai Museum, I found the best image for the Women’s March I have ever seen.
From the One Hundred Ghost Stories, c. 1983, a demoness holds a freshly-severed child’s head covered in blood.
That just about sums it up.
Below, from a drawing manual by Hokusai, images of lib writers, especially of the Fishwrap, Amerika, etc., trying not to write the truth.
Onward. To the great Sumo Stadium and the January basho.
If you haven’t seen sumo you are missing something terrific.
Anyway, that’s a partial catch up on what is going on in Tokyo.
My still injured foot is really slowing me (and my friends) down. But, I am managing.
Augustin-san sent an update to one of the videos. HERE