Families look to temples to maintain small graves

Mar 23, 2016

Families look to temples to maintain small graves

Yoshiki Saito, 76, moved his parents’ remains in February from a graveyard in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture, to Jokyuji Temple in the western Tokyo suburb of Fuchu, where perpetual services are offered to maintain and care for graves. But unlike other temples that offer similar ...

Mysterious temple oil squirter possibly captured on camera

Apr 21, 2015

Mysterious temple oil squirter possibly captured on camera

Police trying to understand a bizarre sequence of vandalism at dozens of religious sites involving a substance resembling cooking oil said Tuesday that a surveillance camera at a temple had caught images of a man behaving oddly. Investigators said the scene was caught at ...

Vandal hits three religious sites in Nara

Apr 12, 2015

Vandal hits three religious sites in Nara

Two temples and a shrine in Nara Prefecture on Saturday joined a list of religious and historical sites recently defaced by an oily liquid. At Kasuga Taisha Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage site, a staff member patrolling the grounds Friday afternoon found oily marks ...