Happiness Is A Rapping Monk

Ian Paul Marshall —  September 30, 2010

Mr. Happiness The Rapping Monk

Here’s a happiness newsflash.

This just in…

The Buddhist Channel reports that, “A Japanese Buddhist monk is getting down with rap music. Kansho Tagai, aka Happiness Kansho or Mr Happiness, learned to rap at the age of 47, and the shaven-headed chief monk of Tokyo’s Kyooji temple is doing a pretty good job of opening the religious doors to young fans. (video below)

Mr. Happiness Rapping Buddhist Monk

Here’s some of the happy monks lyrics…“I came to this world to help you out of suffering. My name is Shaka Munibutsu (Gautama Siddhartha). Say baby, listen to me. Everyone’s my cute baby. I’m here to help you out of suffering and pain.. .”

Mr Happiness raps, blending Japanese and English phrases.

Bobbing and waving his arms, the robed monk reaches out from the stage to shake hands with his young audience. Fans surround him after the show asking for autographs and for snapshots with the famous rapper.

Mr. Happiness The Rapping Buddhist Monk In Action

Thanks so much to Taro for originally sharing this story.

Read the whole story at the Buddhist Channel.

Check out Mr. Happiness’ site. (It’s in Japanese)

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