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While I’m at it

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I should mention too that this month my column in Kansai Time Out is about En the Ascetic, a 7th century mountain priest who started a sect of syncretic Buddhist mountain worship that still exists today. His statue is at Ishiba-ji, in Shiga prefecture, and is one of my favorites so far.

  I am continually surprised and happy to contribute to KTO: for a regional, second-language magazine, it has a good layout, great community of contributors, and a lot of content for three bucks. I just wish my articles from it would be online somehow.