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[Ryoudenji Temple] Oct. 28 “Zen frees you from stress, opening the door to a refreshed mindset.” New Shukubo (temple lodging) “Taizen” opens at Ryoudenji Temple in Machida, Tokyo.


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In a life centered on digital devices such as smartphones, modern people unknowingly accumulate stress. As a result of the spread of mindfulness and other practices to reset the mind from digital detox, Japan’s Zen culture is attracting attention from all over the world. A shukubo is a place where you can experience such an extraordinary Zen experience by staying at a temple. Ryoudenji Temple in Machida, which is easily accessible from the city center, opens “Taizen”, a shukubo. On this occasion, we will hold an opening event. Please take this opportunity to experience the world of Zen. In addition, those who cover the event will be able to stay at the shukubo at a later date.

■Event Outline
Location: Ryoudenji Temple, 2-5-33 Tadao, Machida City, Tokyo
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Date and time: Saturday, October 28, 2023 16:00-17:30

12:00 Registration for coverage starts. Between 12:30 and 16:00, we plan to have a preview/zazen (meditation) experience/incense making experience, etc.
16:00 Start of the opening event, Tape cut/photo session
After 16:20, we plan to have a talk event/reception party.

■Registration Info
If you are a media outlet who would like to cover the event, please apply from here.
We also accept individual interviews with Kouryo Saito (vice-abbot of Ryoudenji Temple, president of Toukou-kai, a social welfare corporation that operates nurseries and other facilities), who promoted this project.
(free of charge, please let us know if you need to use the parking lot)

・We plan to hold the event even in rainy weather, but if we cancel it due to bad weather or circumstances, we will contact you by email by 9:00 am on the day of the event.
・On the day of the event, we will also hold a pop-up store and music event called “Kaimon Biyori” with mitosaya Herbal Garden Distillery and others. There will also be visitors from the general public, so please be considerate of obtaining permission for shooting, etc.
・Please let us know if you publish it in your media.

■About Ryoudenji Temple
Ryoudenji Temple was founded in 1629 by Masakatsu Yanada, a vassal of Nobunaga Oda.
The Yanada family is regarded as the first contributor to Oda’s victory in the Battle of Okehazama, and this temple is also their family temple.

■About local community development around Ryoudenji Temple
At Ryoudenji Temple, we carry out traditional events that allow you to experience the flow of time over eternity, as well as cultural and social projects rooted in the community throughout the year.
In recent years, we have also enhanced facilities that enrich the lives of our neighbors in addition to “Taizen”.

“Toki to Sora”, a vegetarian restaurant where you can enjoy seasonal dishes.
“Matoi”, a place where you can make incense using materials such as grasses, trees, flowers, and spring water around the temple.
“Hanazuna”, a botanical shop where you can pick delicate flowers that live in satoyama.
“CONZEN COFFEE”, a roastery that produces specialty coffee with unique flavors.

Ryoudenji Temple Office Shiraiwa(Mr.) 042-791-0602
Reception hours: 9:00-17:00

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