Tricycle Piece

© Hachifuku
© Hachifuku

My latest publication is a short article in the Buddhist magazine Tricycle. The piece is a Harper’s-style “annotation” that explains the signboard that was installed at the entrance of Shōeizan Ryōhōji in May 2009. Ryōhōji is a small temple of the Nichiren Buddhist sect that has partnered with the company Hachifuku to promote its offerings through comics, animated music videos and theme songs, video games, and song-and-dance performances by cosplayers.

You can find the Summer 2015 issue of Tricycle at your local bookstore or magazine shop. It is also often available at health food stores and crunchy coops, as well as online.

In other news, I just got back from Carleton College (Northfield, MN), where I delivered a lecture called “Religious Frames of Mind: Viewing Contemporary Japanese Religion through Anime.” I also delivered a guest lecture in Asuka Sango’s class on my Ryōhōji project, which is increasingly looking like it will be forming part of my third book. Just gotta finish that second one…