Insights into the Anecdotes: Tsuchisaburo Itakura (1860–1937), Anecdote 56: “Thank You for Your Trouble Last Night”

The Anecdote   One time, while Sadahiko Izutsu was on duty at the Main Sanctuary, he said to Tsuchisaburo Itakura, “You have undergone hardships many times in police stations and jails. It’s a wonder that you were able to continue in your faith under such circumstances.” Tsuchisaburo Itakura replied, “During…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Gisaburo Nakata (1831–1886), Anecdote 41: “Through All Generations”

The Anecdote   One day Oyasama visited the home of Gisaburo Nakata in Toyoda Village. Oyasama hummed as She walked around the house: “Step in firmly. Step down firmly. Step down firmly to eternity.” After that, Oyasama told Nakata: “God has entered this residence and hardened the ground. Never let…

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