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Rinciples of Shin Buddhism and its concepts of death and dying Also included are definitions of key terms and phrases and a bibliographyLooks at one man's very personal struggle to engage his Shin Buddhist faith to make sense of his experiences with the dead and dying The author chronicles his progression from repulsion to a gradual realisation of the tranuillity that accompanies deat. An intriguing account of thoughts from a Buddhist morticianon Lifeand Deathand the space or the Light in between Some thoughts may be lost in translation from Japanese to English but once you ve got the gist of it there s no need to read into every little thing the workings of the Light

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納棺夫日記

This story looks at one man's very personal struggle to engage his Shin Buddhist faith to make sense of his experiences with the dead and dying Shinmon Aoki is forced by extreme financial circumstances into a job in one of the most despised professions in Japanese society that of the nokanfu one who washes and prepares dead bodies for burial Shunned by family and friends and burdened. It s about death I found the beginning where he tells the story of the genesis of his work as a mortician much interesting than the latter parts where he muses philosophically religiously and scientifically about the very final moments of life Can t say that I recommend it But if you re on a death kick why not

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By his own initial revulsion for his work Aoki throws himself into the job with a fervour that attracts the attention of the townsfolk and earns him the title of Coffinman In this spiritual autobiography Aoki chronicles his progression from repulsion to a gradual realisation of the tranuillity that accompanies death He assists the uninitiated in gaining an understanding of the basic p. Watched the movie The movie brought back a lot of memories to me Hope to get hold of a copy to read


10 thoughts on “納棺夫日記

  1. says:

    This review was originally written for the NCTA Teacher Materials Database Coffinman by Shinmon Aoki is the memoir of a Shin Buddhist mortician This short albeit deeply philosophical work is broken into three parts “The

  2. says:

    Shinmon Aoki writes about his job as a Shin Buddhist mortician He explains how death is a taboo subject and working with the dead is frowned up and dishonorable He explains the different beliefs of Shin Buddhism especially about their belief in death and afterlife Aoki includes beautiful poetry and the way he wrote was just as poetical There are three sections and overall it is a short book I did enjoy it but

  3. says:

    It's about death I found the beginning—where he tells the story of the genesis of his work as a mortician—much interesting than the latter parts where he muses philosophically religiously and scientifically

  4. says:

    Watched the movie The movie brought back a lot of memories to me Hope to get hold of a copy to read

  5. says:

    This is the book that the Japanese film Departures was based on The film is light hearted and heart warming The book is that and so much I cannot recommend it enoughA kind of accidental mortician Shinmon Aoki has much to say about death and dying and his meditation on the subject is supremely life affirming It is just an

  6. says:

    This one is well outside my traditional milieu but well worth the time and patience to experience Aoki's uniue worldview shaped by his work a

  7. says:

    Absolutely breathtaking Written in a lyric intimist and deeply poignant prose it narrates the evolution in the view of the author since he starts working as a coffinman first out of necessity with a bit of reluctance and then out of belief ded

  8. says:

    An intriguing account of thoughts from a Buddhist morticianon Lifeand Deathand the space or the Light in between Some thoughts may be lost in translation from Japanese to English but once you've got the gist of it there's no need to read into every little thing the workings of the Light

  9. says:

    Funny and heartbreaking at the time You get the sense that the translation is worse than the original and that hangs over your head

  10. says:

    For the most part enlightening COFFINMAN is less a daily journal reflecting on death and a series of seasonal treatises observing Shinmon Aoki's life and profession as a journal unto death itselfAoki's personal enc

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