A Buddha carved on a slab of granite was revealed for the first time in 400 years, after layers of mud applied by worshipers were removed Saturday in Japan.
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By NORIMITSU ONISHI
The Japanese have long taken an easygoing, buffetlike approach to religion, ringing out the old year at Buddhist temples and welcoming the new year, several hours later, at Shinto shrines. Weddings hew to Shinto rituals or, just as easily, to Christian ones.
When it comes to funerals, though, the Japanese have traditionally been inflexibly [...]