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Buddhism meets beatboxing, hip-hop dancing and laser light shows at a temple in Tokyo, where efforts to get youth and foreign nationals interested in the centuries-old religion have taken on a modern twist.

About 30 students from around the world visited Komyoji temple on Thursday in the capital’s Arakawa Ward, where they watched a traditional Buddhist prayer ceremony updated with 21st-century technology and culture, including projection mapping, beatboxing and contemporary dance.

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