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Moe Temple

Praying at the Moe Temple, Tokyo
Praying at the Moe Temple, Tokyo

Moe has been used to advertise many products in Japan. It is said to have created economic value of over YEN 90,000,000 (about $100 million$1 billion) for the economy.

Now a novel idea that is not so commercially driven has surfaced, the Moe Temple at Ryouhouji Temple, Hachioji, Tokyo.

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You can find the Ryohhouji Temple at (了法寺)
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Hachioji, Tokyo

It takes aboout 7 minutes walk from Nishi-Hachioji Station on the Chuo Line.

Source: info and photo from ITmedia

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Orchid64 July 30, 2009 at 3:39 pm

This is prime for a “you know you’ve been in Japan too long” comment – when you read “Moe”, and don’t think of the 3 Stooges, you know you’ve been in Japan too long. 😉

shibuya246 July 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

or maybe when you think the names of the other 2 are pokemon and doraemon ?

manzoid July 30, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Nit: $100M USD would be 9.5 billion yen, not 90M yen as stated here.

shibuya246 July 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

thanks. you are right. my mistake. have corrected above

the original article actually said 900億円, so between US$900 million and $1billion depending on rates.

whipcracker July 31, 2009 at 3:14 am

Now all you need is the characters showing up to pray at the temple. Has this been a popular temple to visit? and has it been up long?

shibuya246 August 1, 2009 at 12:55 am

Apparently they say the popularity has increased since putting up the new guide map


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