Did you give us a question? (From a short comment in the Q&A page)
Q: What is the history of Otsutome? Did Honen Shonin create it as the standard liturgy of Jodo-shu, or was it a later development?
A: The present style of Otsutome was developed in the Meiji Era. It was not created by Honen Shonin. We are now working on a commentary book on Otsuome, which will include a short history of Otsutome and the reason why we are spreading Otsutome. Please wait for publication.
It's been a long time since the previous post. A new Essay entry is uploaded! See the Essays page.
New issues regarding Q & A are listed below from this time forward.
One of our friends has found an English version of "Senchaku Hongan Nembutsu Shu" [選択本願念仏集] published from BDK America. Please refer to their page: Senchaku Hongan Nembutsu Shu. Fortunately you can download a free PDF file there. (We have also downloaded the file. You can get it from Special Issues in this page.)
A new Spanish translation of Q & A page is introduced by courtesy of Sebastian "Kodo" López. Go to Q & A No. 1 and click on the [ES] button. Although only one entry is uploaded for the present, there are many preguntas y respuestas in a queue.
I am frequently asked where to buy a wagesa. This hangesa (=wagesa) seller page is available now. Note that sometimes an eBay seller's site is changed. If you find a new seller or an invalidated page or the like, please tell me to update the link.
A new Q & A page is being prepared now. Questions from friends via e-mails, on Facebook, etc. will be collected there. For the present moment those already published in "Contents" below are reformatted as a prototype. New ones will be uploaded on a piece-by-piece basis.
[12-Aug-2021] As you know, the OTSUTOME book from Hawaii is very excellent and helpful (see below), and now a full Spanish translation has been created by courtesy of '浄心 Jyoshin' Bogo. We are glad to see that OTSUTOME will be reachable by more people in the world. Hawaii OTSUTOME Book (Spanish version)
[19-Nov-2020] Videos of two on-line conversations are now available.
- An interview by Mr. Yujiro Seki
- A Conversation in Amida Shu (UK) On-line Meeting
[5-Jun-2020] A PDF file of the Rinkaian Daily OTSUTOME Book in Spanish is now available here (By courtesy of Diego "Shishin" Daleffe). It includes Spanish translations of the text itself, and of the meanings of KANJI characters, as well as original pronunciation. Rinkaian Daily OTSUTOME Book (Spanish version)
Several classical texts and some materials in this site can now be read in Spanish!
[7-Aug-2019] A sutra reference including a meaning of each chinese character in the verses is now available from the Download page.
[18-Jun-2019] A score (in a five-line staff format) of Raisan [礼讃], and English translation thereof as well are now available from the Download page.
[1-Oct-2018] New 'Support Us' buttons are installed. See below (in the page footer). Your contributions will be gratefully received via PayPal or Bitcoin.
If you are interested in KAKEJIKU (hanging pictures, as those found in the YouTube video entitled "Jodo-shu Basic Manner at Your Home Altar," please contact Mr. Yokokawa in Tokyotrad.com. The samples of KAKEJIKU are shown in the right photo. (The listed price includes a pair of KAKEJIKUs (Honen Shonin and Master Zendo), and shipping fees.) The sizes (20/30/50) are in centimeters length and width.
[11-Feb-2018] A new YouTube video relating to OTSUTOME has now been uploaded! See a thumbnail in the lowest part of the 'Chapter 5' page.
[19-Nov-2017] A Photograph of our Honzon (the main statue of a temple, which is also seen in Chapter 5) is now downloadable from the Download page.