Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Japan Trends Buddhist priests and nuns are going pop in Japan Temple concerts and saintly get-ups are helping win new fans among the young Kanho Yakushiji performs at Sengan-ji Temple in Kyoto.
SADAYASU SENJU, Nikkei staff writer May 14, 2017 13:00 JST | Japan
KYOTO -- For many Japanese, particularly among the young, Buddhist temples are a place for funerals and periodic family gatherings to remember deceased relatives, and little else.
Some Buddhist priests and nuns are trying to change that by making the holy places a little more fun.
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