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Friday, November 12, 2021

RIP Junyu Kuroda

That's Junyu Kuroda and Ingrid Shugets Appels, his long time disciple. Junyu was Taizan Maezumi's brother. Another brother, Bushi, sent me to Junyu back in 2003 when I was in Japan for a couple of weeks and he and I had a great time staying up till 5 in the morning. He took me to a place where the waiters sang opera. That was starters. Katrinka and I visited with him at his Tokyo temple in 2014 and he took us to lunch at a place that had a waterfall. Now he and those two brothers are gone. Ingrid informed me that thery are survived by a fourth brother, Yoshikatsu, who makes beautiful sculptures. I will send him my condolences. What a family. - dc