Tokyo

Ideas

Meet Tokyo’s Bartending Monk

Bartenders are easy to confide in. Not just because you’re probably wasted, but because so many others have been before you. Your neighborhood barkeep has already heard it all, and though he might not be able…

By Alex Caring-Lobel

Buddhist Cafe Culture and “Happiness Classes”

Monks from Mt. Koya (Koyasan), a center of Shingon Buddhism, are coming into Tokyo to offer classes to harried city-dwellers in cafe setting. This immediately made me think of the city centers of American Zen Centers,…

By Tricycle

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