The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP
The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP

Buddhist monks on demand: Amazon Japan allows customers to order rituals online at far cheaper rates than temples expect to be paid

Monk delivery services have emerged as many of Japan’s 75,000 temples are losing offerings and business within their communities, which traditionally have been the main source of financial support.

The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP
The “Obo-san bin” or “Mr. Monk Delivery” website. Photo: AP
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