Insights into the Anecdotes: Ichibei Matsuo (1835–1879), Anecdote 27: “Happy Day”

The Anecdote (Summary) On the morning of the tenth day of Oyasama’s visit to the Matsuo residence in July 1872—when Ichibei and his wife went to Oyasama’s room to extend their greetings—Oyasama asked, “Would you like to have God enshrined?” Ichibei replied, “Where would the best place be?” “Over there,”…

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Insights into the Anecdotes: Chushichi Yamanaka (1827–1902), Anecdote 21: “That’s All to the Good, That’s All to the Good”

The Anecdote Around the middle of May 1868, five years from the time Chushichi Yamanaka had embraced the faith, a heavy rain had fallen continuously for many days. The river overflowed here and there, rice fields were washed out, and houses were carried away. Chushichi suffered heavy losses. A landslide…

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