Buddhism

Japanese supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over “blasphemy”

Is Aeon’s award-winning design an economical comfort or a blasphemy against your ancestors?

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We attempt to achieve a Zen mindset by making candy rock gardens

These gardens were popular on social media last year…but do they work?

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Shinto, Buddhist, and Catholic priests come together to pray for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

The three biggest religions of Japan and some of their sects unite in the spiritual fight against the disease.

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Brighten your day with this Japanese monk covering Bob Marley using Buddhist instruments【Video】

” ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”

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Kyoto Mystery Spot: vending machine near one of Kyoto’s oldest temples sells what?! 【Photos】

We’ll give you a hint: this vending machine will provide you divine protection while on the go.

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This amazing Buddhist statue cafe in Japan could be a museum all by itself【Photos】

Coffee and culture on both on the order at unorthodox coffee house Kagari.

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Japanese monks go viral with online protest against police claim that robes are a driving hazard

Buddhist monks juggle, box, dance to show their garments are no hindrance after monk refuses to pay fine for driving in his robe. 

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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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