Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 19 1967, Page 32

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 19, 1967, Tokyo, JapanFrei Erewe i a Wau or Lii if Story and photos by ph3 Donald t. Isenberg special to Pacific stars and stripes predominantly positioned on a Hill in the town of Tsurumi about Halfway Between Yokohama and Kawasaki is Soji i Temple. It is the world head quarters of the Soto sect of buddhism. Followers of the sect come from All Over the world to see it worship and become enlightened. However not All who come Are visitors. For Many who walk the Long corridors of Soji i Call it Home. They Are the students and monks preparing to become priests. For them Soji i is a rigid daily schedule which begins at 4, . With an hour of meditation be fore morning service at 5 . Rising at 4 . And going to bed at 9 . Has become a Way of life at Soji i. Profound reverence and love for his fellow Man is clearly inscribed on the face of each Monk who makes Soji i his Home. These sensitive photos of monks at the Soji i Temple As they go about their daily rituals and meditations reveal the depth of religious Devotion within the men. Even walking through the Long corridors Many times a Day becomes a form of prayer Ifica stars & stripes Al to

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