Sunday morning, I was waiting for Joey at Davis Square.
This week, by studying different kinds of Japanese art forms (Noh theatre, tea ceremony, judo, calligraphy…), I find it noteworthy to think about these art forms as a expressions of religion belief (spirituality). One great characteristic is that people perform these arts so properly and formally, strictly obeying all the traditional rules (Zen, 91). Due to the nothingness and incompleteness of the nature, people practice in these spiritual activities to show their “stillness” and accomplishment in this changing world (Zen, 90). “Noh drama is no drama” (Inouye, 68); people use Noh to show a formal “moment” with statics or even eternity, as a contradictory respond to emptiness. During performing, both actors and audience can empty their mind containing other thoughts and simply focus on Noh state– focus on the nothingness of every moment.