I am now in a renovated, luxurious monks’ quarters of a private sub-temple with two gardens, three bedrooms, a large kitchen, a big wooden tub, and a tatami room. Just me so kind of wonderful and strange at the same time. This is the place: https://damien.douxchamps.net/photo/japan/kansai/kyoto/sakyo/nanzenji/koun-ji/
To reach here, I came by way of the Shinkansen Shin-Osaka with T. We had three sticks of yakitori and hot green tea on the train. Sticks of bonjiri, kawa, and tsukune.
Then an afternoon of meetings with K.
The quarters I am in has a large kitchen so K took me food shopping for breakfast items. Also to a remarkable German bakery nearby.
That night K met me back at these quarters, which are more like a villa, and introduced me to his wife and son. We had sashimi, grilled beef, grilled pork, salads and delicious, cold sake.
Today interviews begin at 730 A.M. with Zen monk who is in charge of the temple, closed to public, to which these quarters are attached.