Buddhism

Cute cat infiltrates famous Japanese rock garden at Kyoto’s Tofukuji Temple 【Video】

Stealth feline does a perfect job of stealing the limelight from beautiful rock garden.

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Rabbit at Japanese temple freaks people out with glowing eyes, Buddhist deity inside its chest

Dozens of free-roaming bunnies at this temple now have a new overlord looking out for them.

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Kyoto temple goes modern with Techno Memorial combining music and lights with Buddhist Festival

And you probably thought Buddhism was a boring religion, didn’t you?

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Purify the hate of Internet jeers with Japanese temple’s first online ceremonial fire

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to your local temple! Now you can collect up all the online roasts you’ve received and cast them into this cyberfire.

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Buddhist priest at Japanese temple lodging goes viral for rude responses to tourist’s bad reviews

Many people are siding with the Mt Koya priest, who said he was frustrated by tourists who post “arrogant responses like they’re some travel pioneer”.

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Enormous Buddhist Kannon statue in Sendai shocks visitors with otherworldly looming

It’s so massive that from certain angles it looks like Japan is under attack by a giant alien life-form.

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Japanese son handmakes Buddhist altar for deceased mother out of deeply touching materials

Lovingly appropriate choice by wacky inventor asserts that mom isn’t gone, she’s just resting.

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Temple bell tolling on Japanese New Year’s Eve gets rid of evil desires, but not complaints

No matter how much good it brings, the sound of a humongous bell struck 108 times might be too much for some people.

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Buddhist temples in Japan get digital upgrade with new techno wooden fish【Video】

The most entertaining way to recite the Heart Sutra.

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Tokyo’s Tsukiji Hongan Temple opens a cafe, breakfast set has 16 side dishes!

This 400 year old temple invites you to worship their wide array of cakes and teas.

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Giant Buddhist pagoda and Kannon statue in Fukuoka Prefecture look like a theme park

We’ve seen some big Kannon statues before, but this one takes the Zen cake.

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Yahoo! Shopping now offers funeral services in Japan

Provider boasts of least-expensive funerals in the industry, cremation costs included.

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Cat settles itself in Buddhist altar and shocks family

Cats have no boundaries, even when it comes to religion.

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TV program claims Japanese temple banned cats for being too cute, Japan nods in agreement

But some sources show the report is only half-right.

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Kyoto temple’s women-only mausoleum accepts women who don’t want to share their husband’s grave

Zuishinin Temple is there for women who say one lifetime together is enough.

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Japanese monk band performs rockin’ live street performance on Christmas Eve【Video】

These Christmas carollers appear to be just a little bit Buddhist!

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Whoa, dude, check out how cute that Buddhist altar/anime girl is!

The butsudan, a traditional religious home furnishing, is the latest unlikely muse for Japan’s continuing anthropomorphization craze.

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Japan’s new Rilakkuma incense lets you put your deceased relatives’ souls at ease

Just because your loved ones have moved on from this world doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little cuteness.

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Religious chocolate nipples ranging from young girls to mature ladies launched in Japan

Japan has somehow managed to combine nipples and Buddhist temples to create sacred nipple chocolates.

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Scientific study from Japan proves ninja hand gestures sharpen the mind and reduce stress

Next time you’re feeling stressed, act like a ninja and perform these nine simple hand signals.

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