[Enduring the Unendurable] Ryokan Adumaya, Yunomine Onsen

Whose is the phrase “enduring the unendurable?”

Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.

However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.

His life started from this hot spring inn.

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