Takahiro Ueda

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Nice to meet you. My name is Takahiro Ueda, the administrator of this blog. This blog started as my attempt to look at various things in my daily life and write words with the motto of asking myself questions, as you can see in the title of the blog.

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Statue of Dostoevsky

Takahiro Ueda, "Dostoevsky and His Wife's Fateful Journey: Travels in Western Europe of Madness and Love" - A journey that traces a once-in-a-lifetime journey with his wife that changed the destiny of a great writer.

This travelogue will be a record of my trip to Europe in 2022 on the theme "Shinran and Dostoevsky".

The Dostoevskys traveled to Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic. I have also had the opportunity to relive their journey and reflect on the fateful journey that was to change his life. This is my full-length travelogue. Please read it.

Shinran and Dostoevsky

Why am I, a monk, reading Dostoevsky and world literature?" Articles - The Surprising Similarities Between Shinran and Dostoevsky

Shinran and Dostoevsky.

A monk who lived from the late Heian to Kamakura periods, and on the other hand, a great writer representing 19th century Russia.

What if two people who seem to be completely unrelated actually have a significant connection?

This summary article describes such an encounter between me and Dostoevsky and why I, as a monk, must study Dostoevsky.

(53) Arrival in Colombo, a major city in Sri Lanka! Impressed by the beautiful seaside scenery! Introducing its cityscape!

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka, with a combined population and urban area of over 2 million. The city, which is also the center of business in Sri Lanka, is developing remarkably, and high-rise buildings are being constructed one after another. I was surprised as soon as I arrived at the city that it is almost as developed and beautiful as Japan's metropolitan area.

Shinran and Dostoevsky/World Literature