Good Luck and Sayonara

An American's Love Affair with the Land of The Rising Sun




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/28/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781425144333

About the Book

The longest journey in life is the search for true friendship. After traveling around most of the world in the U.S. Navy and on my own, I never succeeded in coming close to it. Then one day I met a Buddhist priest in Chicago and my search pointed to Japan. All my friends called me a fool, but I ignored them and a month later I looked up from the deck of the Masashima maru, a cargo ship that brought me to Yokohama and gazed at Mt. Fuji rising up to heaven. That was over fifty years ago and I am still here, writing this among the trees of Old Yamato, a World Under Heaven created by Amaterasu Omikama, the Sun Goddess whose spirit graces the Japanese flag. With patience, hope and desire you can open the door to Japan's World Under Heaven and taste the sweet juice of true friendship.

About the Author

Howard Wilson was born in Chicago and after serving the United States in the U.S. Navy for eight years he graduated from Northwestern University where he received a degree in writing and history. A lifelong student of eastern spiritual philosophy, he has explored the subject in Japan and Asia for over fifty years at temples and shrines and during his study at Otani University in Kyoto. The author of various books on business, eastern spiritual philosophy, and the question of life after death, if there is one, the author's latest book "Take the Cash and Run" is a life story revealed to the Apostle Paul on the Last Great Day of Salvation by a man who could never make up his mind. The author has a third-grade black belt in Kodokan judo and lives at Manyoan, the House of Ten Thousand Leaves with his Japanese wife who is an artist.