Like a regular "Salary-man" (in Japan, we call a business man so) I commute every morning from home to my workplace, Komyoji temple.
This is not the case of most Buddhist priests. They, owner family priests, basically live in the temple with family and maintain the building as the caretaker of temple. But I am not an owner family member. I am hired. So I live in an apartment with family outside the temple and commute everyday.
I would like to show you the route from my home to Komyoji temple.
Shoukei MATSUMOTO >>Profile Born in 1979 in Hokkaido, after the graduation from The University of Tokyo, Keisuke Matsumoto has worked in Komyoji Temple Tokyo for 7 years. As a head of Young Buddhist Association of Komyoji Temple, he launched new initiatives like Temple Cafe Project and Twilight Music Festival. After studying MBA in India, he is teaching "Temple Management" in Japan.