I returned to Japan in July and already three months have gone by. A lot has happened and I will try to bring everything up-to-date.
When I went to the States after being in Japan for 1 month in March, I had expected to be living in Enmeiji Temple in Nishi-izu.
. As things turned out, I am now living in a different temple in Matsuzaki where I really want to be in in the first place. The temple is a Zen temple and occupied by three other men, the Zen Master, Ogushi-san, and one more. Hamada-san, the owner of the Matsuzaki Marina, was kind enough to introduce me to Ogushi-san, the manager of Jidaiya, a izakaya.