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Where the dead pause, and the Japanese say goodbye, a journey, Marie Mutsuki Mockett

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Where the dead pause, and the Japanese say goodbye, a journey, Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Language
eng
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Where the dead pause, and the Japanese say goodbye
Oclc number
900956755
Responsibility statement
Marie Mutsuki Mockett
Sub title
a journey
Summary
"An intimate voyage into Japanese culture and spirituality, culminating in one of Japan's most sacred places. Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. At the same time, Mockett grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, she wondered: how does one cope with overwhelming grief? Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. "
Table Of Contents
Prologue -- The disaster -- The temple -- The great parting -- Winter demons -- Spring blossoms -- Buddha on the archipelago -- A history in five lessons -- Sitting together -- Eating together -- The little princess -- Parting the atoms -- Where the dead go -- Underworld -- Summer visitors -- Farewell to old souls -- Autumn colors -- The blind medium -- Darth Vader -- Message from the other world
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