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: Isaburo Masui (1850–1910), Anecdote 16: “The Child’s Concern for the Parent”

The Anecdote (Summary)   When Isaburo Masui’s mother, Kiku, became critically ill, he returned to the Residence from Izushichijo Village and asked Oyasama to save her.   However, Oyasama replied, “I am sorry that in spite of your request she cannot be saved.” Isaburo excused himself from Her presence and…

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