Eyre goes in search of the Buddha in Japan, and finds himself increasingly farther away from his subject the nearer he gets.

He starts and ends with Zen, which I think he has some appreciation for. He talks to several masters, looks at how it is embodied in their lives, through calligraphy, sword fighting and the like.

He also takes passing glances at Shinto (the Way of the Gods), Soka Gakkai (a non-Buddha Budhhist sect) and Pure Land Buddhism, which he spends more time on, before returning to Zen.

Film Duration: 51 min