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Illuminating Buddhism in a high-tech light

by Tomoyuki Hamahata, The Japan News/Asia News Network, April 17, 2017

Fukui, Japan -- Faced with declining attendees among the young, one temple priest in Fukui has found a unique way to help them see the light. His “techno hoyo” fuses traditional religious images projected in brilliant lights with Buddhist sutras set to a techno beat.

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Japanese Buddhist Temple Holds Techno Memorial Services

By Spooky, February 10, 2017

Fukui, Japan -- In an effort to make his Buddhist temple more accessible to the wider public and draw younger generations to religion, a former DJ turned Buddhist priest has been holding “techno memorial services” at his temple in Fukui City, Japan.

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'Shukubo' inn to provide tourists with Buddhist buzz in Osaka

By SHIKI IWASAWA, Asahi Shimbun, November 7, 2016

OSAKA, Japan -- A new “shukubo” style inn to provide tourists with a Buddhist vibe usually available only in temple compounds will open here in March 2017.

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Visitors Leave a Very Unusual Offering at This Buddhist Temple

by Chantel Delulio, Fodors, October 5, 2016

Mt. Koya, Japan -- At first, the Jison-in Temple complex seems perfectly ordinary.  Located at the base of Mount Koya in the small town of Kudoyama, the temple appears to be no different than any number of Japanese Buddhist temples.

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In Japan there’s online Buddhist priest delivery service

INQUIRER.net, September 22, 2016

Tokyo, Japan -- These days almost anything can be ordered through some website or app. From smartphones to fast food to groceries. A new kind of online service has popped up in Japan and it has ruffled more than a few feathers in Japan’s Buddhist sects.

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