Use emotional expression during Shomyo practice to connect to the Buddha. We'd better express the three dimensional world with the voice with howling and the resonance and people can pick up on that we are expressing the vortex of the Buddha world. Later there are more complicated chants to learn.
Memorize all of Juhachido up to Hyōhyaku. While we move the stick during Kaji Kōzui, we must say the English or Japanese contemplation in our minds and visualize how the virtual world is built. Make the spiral with the sanjō as you turn the scented water into the milky water. In ancient times in Buddhism and Hinduism and Christianity, when the world collapses, the guardian, God, Buddha came down to the earth and the first thing they did was mingle and shake the clear water into the milky water in a spiral gesture. The milky water is the first step to make a new world after the world corruption. Every ritual starts with the official visualization, which is to mingle and shake clear water into mill water to restart. We are stepping into the seat in front of the alter to split our physical body and virtual/astral body (material and feelings). In the steps that lead up to Kaji Kōzui, we prepare ourselves to split our body and mind. At Kaji Kōzui everything is separated and we can spin everything into the very clear, soft, flexible ground. At this point we are ready to build castles, spaces, create visualization, make a story.