Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Buddhism would like a word

Loved Past Lives and am glad I went in not knowing anything about it. And wow - my advice is don't read that wikipedia article until after you've seen the film. Much more nuanced and non spoilery is the Metafilter / Fanfare discussion. I've seen Greta Lee now in Russian Doll, What We Do In the Shadows and starring in this movie. She's intriguing and I love her acting. It was fun to see this at the Guild Cinema - there was a good crowd for a Monday night.  

According to Diane Tucker, writer of theshymuseumgoer, the Oni no nenbutsu is a friendly demon who converted to Buddhism and sang babies to sleep. This one certainly has some cute going on around the eyes and ears.


Ôtsu-e Figure: Demon Converted to Buddhism (Oni no nenbutsu). In the MFA Boston collection. 

大津絵の鬼の念仏Kawanabe Kyôsai (Japanese, 1831–1889)

Bang Bang Chicken

Jicama Cucumber Salad

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