Buddhism

Buddhist metaverse “Teraverse” in development at Kyoto University, includes AI Buddha

I guess you could call it a meta-metaverse.

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Flush your prayers down the toilet at this unique Japanese temple

A new way to pray at the porcelain altar.

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Holy noodles! Japanese restaurant serves up some very unusual udon

Food for thought, in more ways than one.

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Visit the birthplace of the Japanese daruma in Gunma Prefecture

Home to some unusual rotund inhabitants.

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JR Central and Kyoto temple team up for the coolest temple tourism experiences you’ll ever see

Crafts, private art viewings, private lectures, exclusive tea tastings…you’ll want to do it all!

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Crowdfunding campaign for Nara World Heritage temple surpasses 100 million yen in 8 days

When the temple asks, the temple shall receive…five-fold.

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This little-known temple in rural Japan has a giant Buddha bigger than Kamakura’s or Nara’s【Pics】

A visit to Seirinji Temple.

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Miss school field trips? Now adults can go on a “school trip” too with new plan at Nara hotel

With lots of tour-like features and educational experiences, you’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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We visit a mysterious pagoda near Yomiuri Land, turns out to be an incredibly sacred spot

An enigmatic-looking building turns out to be much more.

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Where to find the Great Floating Buddha of Ikebukuro

Tokyo ward known for its otaku culture holds a hidden gem not many people know about.

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Whisky worship: Kyoto craftsmen make prayer beads out of Japanese whisky barrels

Oak is reborn as juzu after half-century helping to make Japanese whisky.

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Cosplay company creates fantasy RPG-style memorial altars for the ashes of your ancestors【Photos】

Takumi Armory helps you give family members a resting place and sendoff fit for a hero.

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Online pilgrimages along Japan’s famous Shikoku Henro route begin later this year

A journey of 1,000 kilometers begins with a single log-in.

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Real Buddhist monk shows off hot (and sweet) EDM dance moves in Mount Koya video

To make matters stranger, the video is part of a promotional tie-in with a popular candy company designed to cheer on a certain group of students.

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Senkoji: The Japanese temple that’s more like a theme park to heaven and hell

The chief priest at this temple says there’s more to this experience than just entertainment.

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Temple camping in Japan at Wakayama’s Daitaiji【Photos】

A lot of temples in Japan offer dormitory rooms, but this one has an even cooler option.

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Boys’ love at the temple? Sensual ikemen art that raised eyebrows in Japan now set to be removed

Modern makeover at centuries-old temple comes to an end, but not for rumoured reasons.

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Why is there a giant Buddha head on the top of this Japanese office building?【Photos】

It’s not the only startling rooftop surprise in this town, either.

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Japanese woman dreams of her late grandfather eating noodles, gets a sweet surprise in the morning

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal.

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