June 25, 2004

Yoko & Buddha's Birthday

Yoko showed me this photo the other day. She was four years old. The children in her kindergarten class were all dressed up for the Buddha’s birthday celebration. In Japan they have an interesting mixture of Shinto and Buddhist rites, depending on the occasion. Shinto for weddings and Buddhist funeral ceremonies. An intelligent eclectic mix, taking the best of what is offered.

Posted by leya at June 25, 2004 07:47 PM