Is it true, as they say, the virtues of wisdom, bravery, honor, loyalty, compassion and purity enshrined in the Japanese soul have become lost in the rush of modern civilization? Has the power divine, the spirit of infinite light, love, tears and remembrance, and the courage to die for a noble cause become the stuff old movies in Japan are made of? After more than forty years in Japan I once thought so. But through a revelation of penetrating spiritual observations about the legacy of gods and men enshrined in the Japanese soul the late head priest of tatsuta taisha, the Dragon Shrine, showed me I was wrong.
Where the Trees Grow Thick is a search for a dying fortress called the Yamato spirit The unseen is never easy to find, but searching for it--as I discovered--is like coming to know one's True Self.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
Tokyo, New York, London, Shanghai - Where the Trees Grow Thick by Howard Wilson is a revealing search for a dying fortress called the Yamato spirit. Aesthetic, rewarding, emotionally satisfying and written with a tense and sincere simplicity, the author, a child of the Depression who has lived most of his life in Japan, invites us on a passionate and intriguing journey through the legend of gods and men enshrined in the Japanese soul, and also raises a disturbing question:
"Has Japan, a nation once hailed as the Land of the Rising Sun, lost the spirit that made it one of the world's largest economies?"
With candor and forcefulness the author reveals through a series of penetrating discussions with the head priest of Tatsuta Taisha, the Dragon Shrine, the soul of the Spirit Within, the Power Divine, the Path to Glory, the Three Sacred Treasures, the Sun and the Eternal World, the Spirit of Infinite Light, Love, Tears and Remembrance, the Courage to Die and the Way of the Gods, which is a spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation, and more!
A book for all seasons that readers will want to reflect on again and again in the timeless search for the spiritual philosophy of their life. In the Yamato spirit the truth is never out of sight.