Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Translated by Christiane Guillois. In 2002, in the wake of a traumatic experience of loss, a doctor introduced Véronique Le Normand to Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese approach to healing that teaches us that we can help ourselves simply through the use of our hands. In 2017, after fifteen years of study and practice, she set off to Japan to learn about the healer and samurai Jiro Murai who had revived this physio-philosophy at the beginning of the twentieth century. Accompanied by her friend Kyoko Watanabe, Véronique retraced the steps of the elusive master, often, it seemed, in the presence of the 17th-century poet Basho. She came to appreciate the acute sensibility of the Japanese that is clearly visible in the way they take care of their bodies and in the way that care resonates in their minds and souls. THE SQUARE LIGHT OF THE MOON is the story of her journey of initiation into Japenese culture.
Véronique Le Normand is a journalist and writer living in Paris. She loves nature, poetry, and travel.Author City: PARIS FRA