Setouchi Jakucho

A few weeks ago, Japan’s best-known Buddhist nun and activist Setouchi Jakucho was kind enough to give me an interview about her little-known period in psychoanalysis with Heisaku Kosawa, in the mid-1960s. (For Japanese readers, she discusses it briefly in 五十からでも遅くない ).

Setouchi credits Kosawa with a radical shift in the way she understood herself and the world, contributing – though she had no interest in Buddhism at the time she was seeing Kosawa – to her taking of religious vows years later.

Aeon Magazine have just published a short article based on that interview here.