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Get fortune scripted into your life at Hanoi’s Temple of Literature

Tet calligraphy produced at the Temple of Literature is believed to bring luck and fortune, so Hanoians crowd the place.

​Writings and drawings draw thousands to a Saigon street

With Tet just 10 days away, the "Teacher" street in Saigon comes alive with calligraphers, their customers and ...

Thousands queue for blessings in calligraphy at Vietnam's first university

Many had to wait at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi for hours to get blessings written in calligraphy on the first day of the Year of the Dog.
February 16, 2018 | 08:20 pm GMT+7

Lucky charms: calligraphy writes good fortune in Vietnam

It's this time of the year again when Hanoians have blessings written in calligraphy.
January 22, 2017 | 04:04 pm GMT+7

A pint or a prayer? Monks in Japan put Buddhism on the menu

The hum of conversation and the clinking of spoons and coffee cups fills the wood-panelled cafe in a fashionable Tokyo neighbourhood as more than a dozen customers sip drinks and ...
April 09, 2016 | 10:09 am GMT+7

Coffee with a side of religion at a cafe in Tokyo

Buddhist monks run a cafe in Tokyo to get the public interested in the religion in a more casual setting.
April 09, 2016 | 10:04 am GMT+7
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