Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jiro Numano, "How should Mormonism be viewed? A Third Viewpoint."

It is a compilation of my lifework viz., how I see my own religion, Mormonism. Currently my stance is of an objective but understanding researcher/observer. The book includes LDS history in Japan and problems they face. It is written in Japanese.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Last Supper by a Chinese artist

I found a very good picture on a Chinese SMS site, QQ. Faces of deciples and Jesus are drawn to show western features, but the landscape behind is typically Chinese.

Monday, October 22, 2012

In Sophia Cathedral, Harbin, China

I felt I was treated with a wonderful singing group in this museum-turned cathedral. I would like to visit Harbin again.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A book to add to libraries

Books, originally uploaded by nnnnox.

I am about to finish writing a draft of my book on Mormonism in Japanese. It looks like a collection of my research papers, so I hope it will be edited to look more readable. The tentative title would be, "Mormonism I now know: a story by a convert who tries to be intellectually independent."

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial

As the photographer says, the incident was the most un-Mormon tragedy. I am going to mention it in my forthcoming book on Mormonism in Japanese.

Monday, May 21, 2012

'Aqua-pia' in a park green. Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan

I go to this small park near my house almost daily to tend the garden by weeding out. A voluntary work I cherish.

Friday, May 04, 2012

A house in Osaka, Japan

A house in Osaka, Japan, originally uploaded by njflickrspace.

I live in this house with my wife. It is located in Takatsuki, Osaka. I am enjoying my retired life, reading, writing, attending various lectures, and taking a walk.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Students in Harbin and Elder Maxwell

Back in 1982 Elder Neal A. Maxwell visited Harbin, China with Lamanite Generation performing group of Brigham Young University. He and students exchanged applaud. I found this photo while preparing for a presentation on lds presence in China in Calgary this June.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

一本松 A Single Tree Survived

After the devastating 'tsunami,' a single pine tree remained alive for more than a year. But as sea water damaged its root, the community nearby of Northern Japan gave up the idea of protecting the tree. From its seeds people try to take over this strong tree's life into future. (The pictures are taken from Asahi Newspaper. A correspondent's name, Atsushi Yamanishi, is given in the photo article.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

At the funeral of Elder Hiroshi Aki

Another senior passed away 18 March, 2012.