Diaries of Sufi Ahmed Murad Chisty, Samuel Lewis

Sunday, February 17, 2019

May 28, 1956

May 28, 1956 This page of the diary is being sent to Frank Udale. I arose at 4 at the hotel having slept considerably on the train back from Kyoto. Dinner for 2 cost 750Y= which seemed high to Okuda-san, but he ate steak and his food alone would have cost him that in the States. After Horyuji it did... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

May 27, 1956

May 27, 1956 The California theme still continues—with AAAS students in the next room at the ryokan, the janitress at the treasure house at Nara from Oakland and then the Ueyedas came, born in San Francisco, the wife also but left as an infant and does not speak English. The mother does and mother... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 15, 2019

May 26, 1956

May 26, 1956 The diary for today is addressed to Drs. George and Paul Fung, with a copy to Alan Watts. When we visited Nara yesterday we were given the name of Phillip Eidman of the University of Minnesota now staying at Nishi Honganji, Kyoto. Since we have come here and been the guests of Nishi... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

May 25, 1956

May 25, 1956 Post Cards to Delaplane Dear S.D.: I am in Kyoto. I am not going to write to you about Kyoto. I am going to write to you about JTB. This is supposed to mean “Japan Travel Bureau.” But as I am behind the scenes and using the smile-with-chopsticks instead of the cloak-and-dagger... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

May 24, 1956

Postage 350¥, book only 40¥. Train trip. Country more beautiful as we approached Kyoto. 2 nd class train very comfortable. For well-to-do. Special chair cars. Meals 285¥, plus 5% tip. Quite good. Had dinner at inn. Very fine. Seikoro Ryokan. Several Americans here; also visited by Hindus, etc.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tokyo, May 23, 1956

Tokyo, May 23, 1956 My dear Harry: I sent you either a post card or letter by regular mail some time back but things are happening so fast, and so excellently that it is most important to get this off air-mail. Some time ago I mentioned that my past was catching up with me, that many things which I... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

May 21, 1956

May 21, 1956 My dear Lois and everybody: I have sent some air-mail letters to Sabro, but my correspondence is so heavy and often pressing that I actually cannot afford to keep up this form of correspondence. Postage has been running well over a dollar a day. Now a dollar goes a long way or a short... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Ma 20-22

Sunday May 20 Not so much this day. KO did not arrive until 10:30. We taxied to Tsukiji Hongwanji to hear a celebration in English of Shinran Shonin. The speaker was very good. Rev. Sasaki of Sacramento led discussion group. Several leaders from Calif. Japanese young men very well instructed in... Sign in to see full entry.

Ma 20-22

Sunday May 20 Not so much this day. KO did not arrive until 10:30. We taxied to Tsukiji Hongwanji to hear a celebration in English of Shinran Shonin. The speaker was very good. Rev. Sasaki of Sacramento led discussion group. Several leaders from Calif. Japanese young men very well instructed in... Sign in to see full entry.

Ma 20-22

Sunday May 20 Not so much this day. KO did not arrive until 10:30. We taxied to Tsukiji Hongwanji to hear a celebration in English of Shinran Shonin. The speaker was very good. Rev. Sasaki of Sacramento led discussion group. Several leaders from Calif. Japanese young men very well instructed in... Sign in to see full entry.

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