Buddhism in Japan

Buddhism is one of the leading religions in Japan. I was lucky enough to see and photograph some places and monks that are normally hidden from the public.

Photos by Frantisek Staud


Asking for alms
Asking for alms
Monk showing the way
Showing the way
Asking for alms
Asking for alms

 

Bell ringing practice for New Year celebration
Bell ringing practice for New Year celebration
Monk asking for alms (Kyoto)
Monk asking for alms
Every day job of monk-trainees
Every day job of monk-trainees
Monk-trainee
Reading sutra
Sutra meditation
Reading sutra
Sutra meditation
Monk-trainee
'Zazen hall' in Enko-ji
'Zazen hall' in Enko-ji
'Zazen hall' in Enko-ji
'Zazen hall' in Enko-ji
Zazen meditacion is for everyone
Deep in Zazen meditation
Life in temples is still secret
Life in temples is still secret
Lunch of monks
Lunch of monks
Monk-trainees serving lunch
Monk-trainees serving lunch
Yamabushi blowing shells
Yamabushi blowing shells

Place for reading sutra
Place for reading sutra
Place for sutra meditation

Ascetic 'Yamabushi'
Ascetic 'Yamabushi'
Ascetic 'Yamabushi'
Ascetic 'Yamabushi'

Monk reading sutra
Monk reading sutra


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