BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5117@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20160604T000000Z DTEND:20160604T000000Z DESCRIPTION:We will discuss the following book at our next Book Club meetin g\, Sat\, 6/4\, 1:00pm:\n Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodby e by Marie Mutsuki Mockett.\n\nMarie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddh ist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In Ma rch 2011\, after the earthquake and tsunami\, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousan ds of people lost in the disaster\, Mockett also grieved for her American father\, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation\, Mockett is g uided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb\, haunt\, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit\; to Eihei ji\, a school for Zen Buddhist monks\; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzz y-Headed Priest&rsquo\;s temple on Mount Doom\; and into the &quot\;thick dark&quot\; of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple\, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks\, Mockett writes o f both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her un pretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader w ants to stay with wherever she goes\, even into the heart of grief itself .\n\n<strong>Registration:</strong> &nbsp\;<a href="http://goo.gl/forms/RP OId19hlz">http://goo.gl/forms/RPOId19hlz</a>\n<strong>Contact:</strong> <a href="mailto:PublicPrograms.@jamsj.org%C2%A0">PublicPrograms.@jamsj.org&n bsp\;</a>\n<strong>This book is sold at the JAMsj gift shop. You can also purchase it from the <a href="http://jamsjonlinestore.myshopify.com/collec tions/books-non-fiction/products/where-the-dead-pause-and-the-japanese-say -goodbye-a-journey">JAMsj online store</a> .</strong> SUMMARY:Book Club meeting:Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye URL:/en/events/2016/06/04/book-club-meetingwhere-the-dead-pause-and-the-jap / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR