Sunday, December 16, 2007


THE FASHION SUTRA



"The fashion show opened with a Buddhist prayer set to a hip-hop beat at the centuries-old Tsukiji Honganji temple, where nearly 40 monks and nuns from eight major Buddhist sects showed off elaborate robes in an effort to win back believers.

'Many of us priests share the sense of crisis, and a need to do something to reach out to people,' said priest Kosuke Kikkawa, 37, one of the organizers of Saturday's event. 'We won't change Buddha's teachings, but perhaps we need a different presentation that can touch the feelings of the people today.'"

I've done a few fashion shows in my time, and I have to say, each one was definitely a religious experience.

2 comments:

AlwaysQuestion said...

Reinforcing my prejudice that any organization, including religions, sooner or later comes to be about itself over the principles in which it was founded.

Bob Brady said...

Reality is just so damned relentless!