I attended the 7th Japanese-American Frontiers of
Science (JaFoS) Conference organized by the National
Academy of Science and the Japanese Society for the
Promotion of Science. The conference was held at the
Shonan Village Center near Hayama. We could look out on Mt
Fuji across the bay.
Me and Fuji-san at dawn.
After the conference, my friend Dr Hisashi Ozawa
took me to enjoy tea in the tranquil setting of the
Jyomyoji Temple in Kamakura
As we sipped our macha, we could contemplate the
temple's rock garden. A carefully-arranged
bamboo pipe dripped water into a bucket, to
highlight the silence.
Kamakura is famous for its giant bronze Buddha. In this
self-portrait, I have clearly not attained the full
enlightenment enjoyed by the Buddha.
Images (c) Ralph Lorenz