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Anime themed Buddhist temple seeks out otaku generation

Buddhist temple in Hachioji called Ryohoji temple is integrating anime stylings to get the younger generation interested in coming to the site. In June 2009, the chief monk, Shoko Nakazato displayed a manga-inspired sign telling people how fun temples are to visit, and since then, the temple has become known as "Moe-dera" or "newly budding temple." And yes, the use of the term "moe" is intentional.

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