Monday, May 8, 2017

Amazon undercuts Buddhist funeral costs

Passed along in email today, this year-old story of the drip-drip dwindling of Buddhist fealty in Japan: 
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.


  1. I wonder what am I doing here again? Everything Trump does make perfect sense, which is what scares me perhaps.