Buddhist Monks Tend a Bar in Tokyo


A bar in Yotsuya neighborhood of Tokyo, there’s a bar called Vowz that’s actually tended by serious monks. There’s chanting, there’s sermons, and there’s just advice doled out. Pretty cool concept and you can get drunk in front of a monk. Odd and fun story. (NPR – Monk Bar)



Read more about the bar here in Metropolis Tokyo. It’s explained that it’s part of the Jodo Shinshu Sect which is common and allows for drinking and women.