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Less is less for Japan's minimalists 
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June 19, 2016 
Fumio Sasaki's one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns... 
Tokyo, Japan 
The Wider Image: Less is less - Japan's minimalists 
Fumio Sasaki's one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other items. Money isn't the issue. The 36-year-old editor has made a conscious lifestyle choice, joining a growing number of Japanese deciding that less is more. Influenced by the spare aesthetic of Japan's traditional Zen Buddhism, these minimalists buck the norm in a fervently consumerist society by dramatically paring back their possessions. Sasaki, once a passionate collector of books, CDs and DVDs, became tired of keeping up with trends two years ago. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "MINIMALISM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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July 08, 2015 
A Buddhist monk stands in front of participants attending a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai,... 
Shanghai, China 
A Buddhist monk stands in front of participants attending a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai... 
A Buddhist monk stands in front of participants attending a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai, China, July 8, 2015. About 70 Shanghai residents took part in the two-day "zen" class at the temple on Wednesday, which required them to lock away their mobile phones, tablet devices and other belongings so that they could concentrate on the study of Buddhism. Over 500 people has signed up for these classes which are organised by the temple for free, local media reported. REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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July 08, 2015 
A Buddhist monk (L) walks past as participants attend a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai, China,... 
Shanghai, China 
A Buddhist monk walks past as participants attend a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai 
A Buddhist monk (L) walks past as participants attend a class at Yufo Buddhism Temple in Shanghai, China, July 8, 2015. About 70 Shanghai residents took part in the two-day "zen" class at the temple on Wednesday, which required them to lock away their mobile phones, tablet devices and other belongings so that they could concentrate on the study of Buddhism. Over 500 people has signed up for these classes which are organised by the temple for free, local media reported. REUTERS/Aly Song 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata writes the Chinese character of "victory", which is a part of the... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata writes the Chinese character of "victory"as he adds the final touches on a... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata writes the Chinese character of "victory", which is a part of the phrase "Certain victory", as he adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favorite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck,... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
A staff walks past Daruma dolls, which is believed to bring good luck, as she works at a stockpile of... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A staff walks past Daruma dolls, which is believed to bring good luck, as she works at a stockpile of... 
A staff walks past Daruma dolls, which is believed to bring good luck, as she works at a stockpile of Daruma shop "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
A staff adjusts the positions of Daruma dolls , which is believed to bring good luck, displayed at Daruma... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A staff adjusts the positions of Daruma dolls , which is believed to bring good luck, displayed at Daruma... 
A staff adjusts the positions of Daruma dolls , which is believed to bring good luck, displayed at Daruma shop "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck,... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck,... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A Japanese craftsman adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, in front of a calendar of November on a wall at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A Japanese craftsman adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Daruma dolls, which are believed to bring good luck, are stored at a studio of Daruma doll shop "Daimonya"... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Daruma dolls, which are believed to bring good luck, are stored at a studio of Daruma doll shop "Daimonya"... 
Daruma dolls, which are believed to bring good luck, are stored at a studio of Daruma doll shop "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A Japanese craftsman adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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November 23, 2014 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A Japanese craftsman adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 23, 2014. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they would traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The order call from candidates for the upcoming general election on December 14 started ringing after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the election on November 18, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION) 
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July 22, 2013 
Buddhist monks walk at a temple in Koyasan in Koya, Wakayama prefecture, June 25, 2013. The 1,200-year-old... 
Koya, Japan 
Buddhist monks walk at a temple in Koyasan in Koya 
Buddhist monks walk at a temple in Koyasan in Koya, Wakayama prefecture, June 25, 2013. The 1,200-year-old Koyasan, a World Heritage site deep in the mountains of western Japan and long prized as a haven for quiet contemplation. But in recent months monks here have been debating a very worldly question: How did a complex bet on the yen go so horribly wrong? Picture taken June 25, 2013. To match Feature JAPAN/DERIVATIVES REUTERS/Hideyuki Sano (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) 
JAPAN/DERIVATIVES
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July 22, 2013 
Japanese Buddhist monk Ryusho Soeda poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his temple... 
Koya, Japan 
Japanese Buddhist monk Ryusho Soeda poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his temple... 
Japanese Buddhist monk Ryusho Soeda poses for a photograph during an interview with Reuters at his temple in Koyasan in Koya, Wakayama prefecture, June 25, 2013. Ryusho Soeda, 66, has taken on a job for which his career as a Buddhist priest never prepared him: forensic accounting. Soeda's temple is the 1,200-year-old Koyasan, a World Heritage site deep in the mountains of western Japan and long prized as a haven for quiet contemplation. But in recent months monks here have been debating a very worldly question: How did a complex bet on the yen go so horribly wrong? Picture taken June 25, 2013. To match Feature JAPAN/DERIVATIVES REUTERS/Hideyuki Sano (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) 
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN
RTR3B0CA 
November 29, 2012 
Daruma dolls, which are believed to bring good luck, are lined up at craftsman Sumikazu Nakataa studio... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Daruma dolls which are believed to bring good luck are lined up at craftsman Nakataa studio Daimonya... 
Daruma dolls, which are believed to bring good luck, are lined up at craftsman Sumikazu Nakataa studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
RTR3B0BU 
November 29, 2012 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Nakata adds final touches on a Daruma doll which is believed to bring good lucky at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata adds the final touches on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck at his studio "Daimonya" in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo November 29, 2012. Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, is used to bring luck. It is also a favourite item of election candidates where they traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. The sales of Daruma has risen as candidates and campaign supporters purchased the lucky dolls ahead of the December 16 election, Nakata said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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October 06, 2011 
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (R) greets a Japanese fan who presented him a... 
Suzuka, Japan 
Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel greets a Japanese fan who presented him a Daruma doll at the Suzuka... 
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany (R) greets a Japanese fan who presented him a Daruma doll at the Suzuka circuit October 6, 2011, ahead of Sunday's Japanese F1 Grand Prix. A Daruma is a traditional papier-mache Japanese doll modeled after Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidarma, founder of Zen Buddhism. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT MOTOR RACING) 
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October 06, 2011 
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany poses for a picture with a Daruma doll inside... 
Suzuka, Japan 
Red Bull Formula One driver Vettel poses for a picture with a Daruma doll inside his team's area before... 
Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany poses for a picture with a Daruma doll inside his team's area before a meeting at the Suzuka circuit October 6, 2011, ahead of Sunday's Japanese F1 Grand Prix. A Daruma is a traditional papier-mache Japanese doll modeled after Indian Buddhist monk Bodhidarma, founder of Zen Buddhism. The inscription in the Daruma reads is a message in support of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT MOTOR RACING) 
JAPAN/
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August 07, 2011 
A girl who is a member of a Japanese taiko drum group "Tenjin daiko" is hit lightly with a keisaku, or... 
Fukushima, Japan 
A girl is hit lightly with a flat wooden stick during Japanese zen meditation at Joenji temple in Fukushima... 
A girl who is a member of a Japanese taiko drum group "Tenjin daiko" is hit lightly with a keisaku, or a flat wooden stick or slat, by a Zen priest Koyu Abe to maintain concentration and ward off sleepiness during Japanese Zen meditation at Joenji temple early morning in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan August 7, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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February 19, 2011 
Buddhist monks Seigen (bottom), Jisho Handa and Fabricio Costa (top) from the Busshinji temple, meditate... 
Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Buddhist monks Seigen, Jisho and Costa meditate on the helipad of Copan building in downtown Sao Paulo... 
Buddhist monks Seigen (bottom), Jisho Handa and Fabricio Costa (top) from the Busshinji temple, meditate on the helipad of Copan building in downtown Sao Paulo February 18, 2011. Buddhist monks from the Busshinji temple in Sao Paulo meditate once a month on top of the 37-story high Copan building, one of the tallest in Sao Paulo. Monks want to take meditation from the temple to the streets and they consider Copan building, created by renowned Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, a zen Buddhist mountain in the middle of the city. REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: RELIGION CITYSCAPE SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
JAPAN/
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August 26, 2009 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN-ELECTION/
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August 26, 2009 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at his studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. Some candidates standing for election traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. Japan will hold a general election on August 30. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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August 26, 2009 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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August 26, 2009 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
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August 26, 2009 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
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August 26, 2009 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at... 
Japanese craftsman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at his studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. Some candidates standing for election traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. Japan will hold a general election on August 30. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN/
RTR274A6 
August 26, 2009 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity... 
A craftswoman paints on a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
JAPAN-ELECTION/
RTR2749O 
August 26, 2009 
Japanese craftman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Nakata paints on a daruma doll in Takasaki 
Japanese craftman Sumikazu Nakata paints on a daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at his studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki, about 100 km northwest of Tokyo, August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. Some candidates standing for election traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. Japan will hold a general election on August 30. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN POLITICS SOCIETY) 
JAPAN-ELECTION/
RTR2749M 
August 26, 2009 
An employee carries a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
An employee carries a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, at the studio "Daimonya Daruma"... 
An employee carries a Daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at the studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki, about 100 km northwest of Tokyo, August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. Some candidates standing for election traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. Japan will hold a general election on August 30. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN POLITICS SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
JAPAN-ELECTION/
RTR27499 
August 26, 2009 
Japanese craftman Sumikazu Nakata paint on a daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
TAKASAKI, Japan 
Japanese craftman Sumikazu Nakata paint on a daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during... 
Japanese craftman Sumikazu Nakata paint on a daruma doll, which is believed to bring good luck, during a photo opportunity at his studio "Daimonya Daruma" in Takasaki August 26, 2009. The Japanese use the Daruma dolls, representing the Indian priest Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism in China, to seek good luck. Some candidates standing for election traditionally paint only one eye on the doll when they start their campaign and paint the other eye if they win in the election. Japan will hold a general election on August 30. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN SOCIETY) 
MALAYSIA/
RTR23R51 
January 22, 2009 
A Buddha statue is illuminated at Dong Zen temple in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year, near... 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
A Buddha statue is illuminated at Dong Zen temple in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year, near... 
A Buddha statue is illuminated at Dong Zen temple in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year, near Kuala Lumpur January 22, 2009. Chinese people all over the world will celebrate the Lunar New Year on January 26, 2009, which is the Year of the Ox. REUTERS/Zainal Abd Halim (MALAYSIA) 
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RTXAZPK 
November 26, 2008 
Buddhist nuns leave after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
Buddhist nuns leave after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his... 
Buddhist nuns leave after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZP5 
November 26, 2008 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZOS 
November 26, 2008 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
A Buddhist leaves after paying homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZOJ 
November 26, 2008 
Buddhist monks pray as as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
Buddhist monks pray as as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his... 
Buddhist monks pray as as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZOH 
November 26, 2008 
Buddhist monk Thich Khai Nguyen prays as he pays homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
Buddhist monk prays as he pays homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
Buddhist monk Thich Khai Nguyen prays as he pays homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZOA 
November 26, 2008 
Buddhist monks pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
Buddhist monks pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
Buddhist monks pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
VIETNAM/
RTXAZO8 
November 26, 2008 
Buddhists pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
YEN TU, Vietnam 
Buddhists pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th... 
Buddhists pray as they pay homage to late King Tran Nhan Tong during a celebration to mark his 700th death anniversary at Dong Pagoda (Bronze Pagoda) on Yen Tu mountain, 150 km (93 miles) northeast of Hanoi, November 26, 2008. King Tran Nhan Tong left the monarchy to become the first Vietnamese factor Buddhism zen master Truc Lam Yen Tu at the age of 41. REUTERS/Kham (VIETNAM) 
USA-CRIME/SHOOTING-KOREA
RTR1OWL2 
April 22, 2007 
A Buddhist priest, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can... 
Seoul, South Korea 
A Buddhist priest strikes a bell in Seoul 
A Buddhist priest, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can practice and find Buddhism, strikes a bell to mourn the shooting victims of Virginia Tech university during a memorial ceremony for them at a Hwagye Buddhist temple in Seoul April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA) 
USA-CRIME/SHOOTING-KOREA
RTR1OWL1 
April 22, 2007 
A Buddhist priest, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can... 
Seoul, South Korea 
A Buddhist pries prays after striking a bell in Seoul 
A Buddhist priest, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can practice and find Buddhism, prays after striking a bell to mourn the shooting victims of Virginia Tech university during a memorial ceremony for them at a Hwagye Buddhist temple in Seoul April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA) 
USA-CRIME/SHOOTING-KOREA
RTR1OWL0 
April 22, 2007 
Buddhist priests, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Buddhist priests from the International Zen Center pray for the shooting victims of Virginia Tech in... 
Buddhist priests, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can practice and find Buddhism, pray for the shooting victims of Virginia Tech university during a memorial ceremony for the victims at a Hwagye Buddhist temple in Seoul April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA) 
USA-CRIME/SHOOTING-KOREA
RTR1OWKZ 
April 22, 2007 
Buddhist priests, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can... 
Seoul, South Korea 
Buddhist priests from the International Zen Center pray for the shooting victims of Virginia Tech university... 
Buddhist priests, from the International Zen Center, a place where people from all over the world can practice and find Buddhism, pray for the shooting victims of Virginia Tech university during a memorial ceremony for the victims at a Hwagye Buddhist temple in Seoul April 22, 2007. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA) 
JAPAN-NEEDLES
RTR1M4AB 
February 08, 2007 
A woman prays during the 'Hari-kuyo' festival at the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo February 8, 2007. Kimono-makers... 
Tokyo, Japan 
A woman prays during the 'Hari-kuyo' festival at the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo 
A woman prays during the 'Hari-kuyo' festival at the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo February 8, 2007. Kimono-makers laid their old needles to rest during the 'Hari-kuyo' festival, which is a ritual of thanks and respect for the tools of the sewing trade, at Buddhist temples all over Japan on Thursday. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (JAPAN) 
FEATURE
RTRMG3P 
February 19, 1999 
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-HONGKONG-CHINA-ZEN - Freelance Sinologist Bill Porter poses with books on Zen... 
Hong Kong, China 
FEATURE MATCHER FOR BC-HONGKONG-CHINA-ZEN. 
FOR RELEASE WITH STORY BC-HONGKONG-CHINA-ZEN - Freelance Sinologist Bill Porter poses with books on Zen Buddhism in Hong Kong. The author of intuitive travel accounts and award winning translations of Zen Buddhist Chinese scripture has sought the heart of China from nearly every vantage point, and Porter is setting out on a 50-day odyssey to visit 50 Chinese Zen monasteries and meet 50 Zen masters. Picture taken February 19, 1999.

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