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UNESCO Recognizes Ancient Buddhist Documents for Memory of the World Register
The Buddhist Channel, 25 May 2023
Otsu, Japan -- UNESCO's Memory of the World register will now feature a remarkable collection of documents dating back over a thousand years, shedding light on the historical and cultural exchanges between Japan and China.more…
Japan's Buddhist temples to offer rooms to rent after law change
by Danielle Demetriou , The Telegrraph, 28 May 2018
Tokyo, Japan -- The words “spiritual” and “spartan” are not often used to describe properties listed on Airbnb. They are, however, more likely to crop up following the launch of a service devoted to providing accommodation in temples across Japan.more…
Ancient Banquet Hall Near Country's First Buddhist Temple Discovered in Former Capital of Japan
By Sydney Pereira, Newsweek, Feb 26, 2018
Tokyo, Japan -- Archaeologists may have found a 63-foot-long banquet hall for nobility, dating back to the Asuka period, which extended from 538 A.D. to 794 A.D. What remains of the structure are holes in the ground measuring 3 to 4 feet wide, where, researchers believe, wooden pillars once stood lining the banquet hall.more…
Nara temple unravels giant scroll of 11-faced Buddhist statue
By YUYA TANAKA, Asahi Shimbun, February 28, 2018
SAKURAI, Nara Prefecture (Japan) -- A gigantic scroll containing a life-size picture of the main Buddhist statue of Hasedera temple here has been dusted off for the first display in six years.more…
Buddhist temples in Japan get digital upgrade with new techno wooden fish
by Oona McGee, Sora News 24, Dec 23, 2017
The most entertaining way to recite the Heart Sutra.
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