Share 96 shares She said she wanted people to know that being a monk or nun can involve hardships and it is not simply a job relying on donations at a temple. Kazuma Hayashi, the contest organiser, said he wanted to make monks more approachable and a part of daily life. The first ever female participant was voted the spectators' favourite out of two other Buddhist monks at the Tokyo event on Monday In response to one question, Ms Osawa recalled when a friend was in tears trying to talk her out of becoming a nun Monks 'are not people who you associate with only after you die', he said, but they can help with ordinary struggles. The event was organised by Obosan. Three competitors made a bid for the title, although five were originally due to take part.
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But Even Then You Won't. By Amanda Scherker To the West, the world of Japanese game shows is best known as a technicolored whirlwind of half-naked bodies, sadomasochistic physical challenges, and the occasional whimsical bunny rabbit head. In short, any reasonable person would assume they couldn't be real. The stereotype today is a bit of a misnomer -- this brand of scandalizing, borderline-torturous television is being phased out after reaching its apex in the '90s. That said, it's far from completely dead.
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And I also apologize in advance for this mess of a post. And then we moved to Southern California, where we pretty much just got warm and slightly less warm. I never realized how much I missed the turning of the leaves — the quintessential feature that makes fall… fall. Hakone Mountain Train Hakone is a little mountain town west of Tokyo famous for an abundance of hot springs and open air museums. Our main goal was to see the scenery!
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