Talk:Gasan Jōseki

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Christianity in Japan[edit]

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I read somewhere (I will try to remember where) that there was a Buddhist diety that resembled a bearded European and had a Jesus-sounding name. This might alter the date of entry to Japan of at least some of Christianity. I see no reason to believe that Christ, in a "spiritual" sense, could not have traveled they same trade routes to Japan as the Buddha did.--John Bessa (talk) 01:12, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Gasan in "101 Zen Stories"[edit]

Gasan in "101 Zen Stories" is Shotei Hashimoto (1853 - October 1st, 1900) who is the 238th abbot of Tenryū-ji. Gasan is his "Go" the art name or pen name, in Asian country, people called the others with "Go". To call true name was regarded impolite, especially for someone superior to them. you can find the story in 峨山側面集 Gasan Sokumen Shu.--Monte Fango (talk) 02:16, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! This should have been noted earlier; 14th century Bible-reading in Japan is highly unlikely... Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:30, 23 September 2014 (UTC)