A samurai’s mind

It is known that samurais didn’t have a religion so much as they had a way of life. As practitioners of Zen Buddhism, samurais trained their minds just as rigorously as they trained their bodies and thoughts about religion were mostly restricted to lessons about how to not fear death. A samurai mind was trainedContinue reading “A samurai’s mind”

Blossom Viewing

Japanese culture fascinates me. I am fascinated by their love of art, poetry, gardening, anime, food, and everything weird or cute. There is just something different about how the Japanese perceive the world, and there is almost no detail they overlooked. Moreover, I am fascinated by their love of cherry blossoms. A culture that embracesContinue reading “Blossom Viewing”