Monday, May 09, 2005

Musical Buddhas

Some of the more random things I came across in Nishiyama Park were
these musical Buddha statues. There are thousands of Buddha statues
scattered everywhere in Japan, but this is the first time I've seen
them get together to form a band. Things like this make me wonder just
how seriously people take religion in Japan... I mean, most people in
Britain aren't very religious, but can you imagine someone putting up
a statue of Jesus wailing on an electric guitar in Hyde Park?

Having said that, it's nice to see people injecting a bit of fun into
religion for a change. Let's face it, if people had more of a sense of
humour when it comes to religion, they might not be quite so eager to
launch into wars against each other.

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