65[SCA-JML] Re: long list of questions
- Oct 22, 1999
> 1. the garb i have was made by using the folk wear patterns, are theseI'll others with more knowledge than I answer this...
> period? also, is there anyone out there who makes japanese garb to sell?
> 2. any recommendations on where i can look to choose a name?Solveig-sensei, is your book available again? If so, Carl, this would
be an excellent source...
> 3. i've already recieved my AOA, but it was for my previous persona.The award is given to the person, not the persona. You will have that
> what is done to switch this to the new name and device? is it even
> possible to do this?
AoA regardless of what you call yourself. Actually, for Nihonjin, it is
less of a problem, since titles of respect do not change as much with
changes in rank.
> 4. i've been toying with the idea of making my persona a buddhist monk,Again, I'll let others handle this. Edward-dono?
> perhaps one of the sohei. does anyone know where i can look for
> information on garb for a persona like these? i am a practicing zen
> buddhist, but i don't have access to a zendo (other than online) to get
> robe information.
> 5. any recommendations on a study at home japanese language course?Yep. My advice is to study at home every night after your classes at a
> many thanks.
> in gassho,
university. Seriously. I never made much progress until I enrolled in
classes. If, however, you simply can not follow this option, then I
suggest a series of multiple programs and books. The software program,
Power Japanese, is good, as is the kana version of _Japanese for Busy
People_. The book series used in my class is _Japanese for College
Students_. It's intended for class use, but you might find it valuable
for even home study. Regardless, start learning the kanji and especially
the kana as soon as possible.
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