03/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Japanese Buddhist Monks Turn To Hip Hop (VIDEO)

CNN has a great report on the lengths Japanese Buddhist monks are going to attract new followers as temples close across the country. "Forget the chanting, bring on the rapping," one of the monks is quoted as saying. The video features not only the rapping of 'Mr. Happiness,' but a visit to the Monk Bar, where Buddhist monks serve the house special cocktail 'Heaven' and 'Hell'.