Buddhist monks as matchmakers

 

Marriage-shy Japanese turning to temple priests for help with matchmaking

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Men and women looking for spouses attend a matchmaking event at Tenryuin Temple in Tokyo’s Taito Ward on Oct. 8. | KYODO  Although traditionally seen as conductors of funerals or memorial services, some Buddhist monks in Japan are carving out a new niche as matchmakers for singles looking to marry.
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