Japan’s ‘monks by mail’ offer Buddhist ministry in Internet age

YACHIYO, CHIBA PREF. – In Japan, where communal ties to local Buddhist temples are fading, families have in recent years been able to go online to find a monk to perform funerals and other rites. But when Amazon Japan allowed a provider to offer Obo-san bin, or Mr.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/02/02/national/japans-monks-mail-offer-buddhist-ministry-internet-age/