Anecdotes of Oyasama 46

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Anecdotes of Oyasama
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Author: Various authors
Date Published: 1976
Pages: 159 (English ed.)

Anecdotes Index

Anecdotes of Oyasama 46 presents the contents of "Everything from This to That," a selection from Anecdotes of Oyasama, published by Tenrikyo Church Headquarters in 1976. The content below appears between page 40 and 41 of the print edition.

Text: English translation and original Japanese

46. Everything from This to That

One day a follower brought a large fish for an offering. After the fish was offered, Shuji asked Rin Masui to prepare it. Rin looked for a carving knife but could not find one. Then Shuji said, "Orin, is it a carving knife you are looking for? There is a large vegetable knife in the kitchen. Use that to prepare the fish." There was no carving knife.

Rin thought, "How inconvenient," and one day asked to have the day off, and returned to Kawachi. As that day happened to be the day of Otaiya at Yao,[1] she immediately went to Yao and bought a carving knife, a thin fish-slicer, a pair of scissors, and other useful household items. She returned to the Residence and presented them as a gift from her. Shuji and Matsue were so delighted with the presents that Shuji said, "Such nice things! I want to show them to Grandmother.[2] Come along with us," he urged. When they met Oyasama, Rin first thanked Her for the day off. Oyasama accepted the presents and said:

"Orin, you have given thought to everything from this to that. Oh, I am grateful. Oyasama was very pleased."

It is said that Rin, overwhelmed with the graciousness of Oyasama, bowed, pressing her forehead against the tatami-mat and shed tears of gratitude.

  1. Otaiya at Yao refers to a string of roadside stands which open between the Temple of Yao and the Temple of Kyuhoji on the eleventh and twenty-seventh of each month.
  2. Oyasama.

四六 何から何まで

ある日、信者が大きな魚をお供えした。お供えがすんでから、秀司 が、増井りんに、「それを料理するように。」と、言い付けた。りんは、出刃をさがしたが、どうしても見付からない。すると、秀司は、「おりんさん、出刃かいな。台所に大きな菜刀があるやろ。あれで料理しておくれ。」と言った。出刃はなかったのである。  

りんは、余りのことと思ったので、ある日お暇を願うて、河内へもどった。ちょうど、その日は、八尾のお逮夜であったので、早速、八尾へ出かけて、出刃庖丁と薄い刺身庖丁と鋏など、一揃い買うて来て、お屋敷へ帰り、お土産に差し上げた。秀司もまつゑも大層喜んで、秀司は、「こんな結構なもの、お祖母様に見せる。一しょにおいで。」 と促した。教祖にお目にかかって、留守にしたお礼を、申し上げると、教祖は、それをお頂きになって、  



註 八尾のお逮夜 毎月二回、十一日と二十七日に、八尾の寺と久宝寺の寺との間に出た昼店。

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