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Tsukiji Honganji Temple We have too many anxiety factors these days.The three major factors of anxiety are “financial anxiety/health anxiety/disaster anxiety”

Religious corporation Tsukiji Honganji Temple
We have too many anxiety factors these days.The three major anxiety factors are “financial anxiety/health anxiety/disaster anxiety” ~Tsukiji Honganji Temple conducts “Awareness Survey on Anxiety” Conducted in January 2024~
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In January 2024, Tsukiji Honganji Temple (Chief Fumiho Nakao, 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) conducted an “anxiety survey” targeting 1,200 men and women in their 18s to 70s from all over the country. did. The survey focused on “What kind of anxiety do people currently have?” and we were able to obtain interesting results regarding “How to deal with anxiety” and “Feeling anxiety about death.” . Key points of the survey results
Tsukiji Honganji Temple has been conducting a survey regarding anxiety since 2020 when the new coronavirus infection spread.
Behind this is our desire to become a temple that accurately understands the “anxieties that people have” and can support them. We conducted a survey of not only the generation that often visits temples, but also the generation that will be responsible for the future, asking questions such as “What kind of anxiety do you feel now?” “The impact of anxiety” and “Anxiety about death.” . The main points of the survey results are as follows.
1. The three major factors of anxiety are “financial anxiety/health anxiety/disaster anxiety”
The three main elements of anxiety that people have are 1. Financial anxiety, 2. Health anxiety, and 3. Disaster anxiety.
“Financial anxiety” was ranked highest among women in their 18-20s to 50s. Among men, “financial anxiety” tends to be ranked high, but among men in their 40s and older, “own physical health” ranks first. 2. Events that have increased anxiety in 2023 are “high prices,” “situation in Russia and Ukraine,” and “rise in electricity rates.” Among the events that increased anxiety, for people in their 40s and 50s, things related to high prices, and for people in their 60s and above, the world situation and natural disasters ranked high. Women in their 40s and 50s reacted most to the “rush to raise prices and high prices.” Is it because they are often responsible for the household finances?
Both men and women in their 60s and 70s have a higher reaction to the “Russia/Ukraine situation” than other generations.
Natural disasters such as “earthquakes in various parts of the archipelago” and “record-breaking heat and heavy rain” also ranked high.
3. Most people in their 40s and under are both men and women whose anxiety is actually interfering with their daily lives.
The percentage of people in their 40s and under who answered that the things they are most worried about is interfering with their daily lives tends to be higher for both men and women.
When it comes to concerns that are interfering with people’s daily lives, “economy” and “human relationships” are at the top of the list.
4. The most common worry about one’s own death is that there will be pain and suffering.
When asked about concerns about one’s own death, the most common response was “feeling pain and suffering”. After a slight pause, the words “Farewell to family and friends” and “Where will I go when I die?” follow. Overall, women have higher values ​​than men. 5. 20% of the respondents said that religions and temples are a place of spiritual comfort.
Only around 15-20% of people answered that religion/Buddhism “provides me with a source of support” and “gives me an opportunity to consider death even before I’m alive.” A relatively high proportion is among women in their 60s. Additionally, men in their 30s had slightly higher scores for each item, suggesting that they have a positive attitude toward religion and temples.
Survey results details
1. The three major factors of anxiety are “financial anxiety/health anxiety/disaster anxiety”
・1. Financial anxiety, 2. Health anxiety, 3. Disaster anxiety. These are the three major causes of anxiety, and the answers obtained through free answers were also summarized into these.
・For women in their 18-20s to 50s, “financial anxiety” was the highest-ranked answer. Even for men in their 18s and 20s, “financial anxiety” is high, but from their 40s onwards, “their own physical health” comes first.
・For both men and women in their 18s, 20s, and 40s, “My own mental health” ranked in the top 10, with many working adults feeling that they have internal issues.
・Looking at the reasons for anxiety about “one’s own mental health,” in addition to anxiety about specific symptoms such as depression, there are many cases where vague anxiety seems to have expanded, leading to stress. It was seen.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/34781/29/resize/d34781-29-4a6f046661de2868a9f1-15.jpg&s3=34781-29-eb946f54f0eac33275bdcb5ad2d00015-2475×1713.jpg] 2. Events that have increased anxiety in 2023 are “Rush price increases/high prices,” “Situation in Russia and Ukraine,” and “Electricity rates.”
Price increase”
・Price-related items are particularly high among women in their 40s and 50s. Is it because they are often responsible for the household finances?
・Both men and women in their 60s and 70s had a higher reaction to the “Russia/Ukraine situation” than other generations.
・Following the top three, “earthquakes in various parts of the archipelago” and “record-breaking heat and heavy rain” were also cited as events that increased anxiety.
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/34781/29/resize/d34781-29-469169fbc773765b5447-15.jpg&s3=34781-29-fc18063115df64d6b6c4c4f01ad8e9b6-2475×980.jpg] 3. Most people in their 40s and under are both men and women who say anxiety is interfering with their daily lives.
・The percentage of people who answered that the thing they are most worried about is interfering with their daily lives is high among men and women in their 40s and under.
・Looking at the presence or absence of problems in daily life by anxiety type, problems are seen among people who are worried about the economy and human relationships.
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・The most common response was “feeling pain and suffering,” followed by “farewelling from family and friends” and “where will I go when I die?”
・Overall, women have higher values ​​than men. When it comes to “I don’t feel anxious about my own death,” men outperformed men in all age groups.
・“Being unable to do what I wanted to do” had a high score among both men and women aged 18-29.
[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/34781/29/resize/d34781-29-20c809ac667c276a2749-0.jpg&s3=34781-29-0efbf4d26c5e1af16bb407d1739449af-2475×1428.jpg] 5. 20% of the respondents said that religions and temples are a place of spiritual comfort.
・More than 20% of people answered that religion, Buddhism, and temples are a source of refuge for them. However, the number of people who say that monks are a place of refuge is decreasing slightly.
・Women in their 60s, who are likely to have more opportunities to face death, have high scores in each item. Males in their 30s also had slightly higher scores in each item, suggesting that they have a positive attitude toward religion and temples.
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・Survey target: 1200 men and women aged 18 to 79 nationwide
・Survey period: January 20th (Sat) to 21st (Sun), 2024
・Survey method: Internet survey
*Regarding the survey data in the release: The numbers below the decimal point are rounded off.
The total value may not add up to 100%.
*If you would like a graph of age, gender, etc., please contact us. In response to the survey results
For the past few years, all movements in society have been forced to slow down due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. It can be said that the activities at Tsukiji Honganji Temple had a similar influence. Based on this, it can be said that the content of the concerns found in the responses to the anxiety survey conducted this time is clear.
Of course, it is not possible for Tsukiji Honganji Temple or the temple to respond to all sources of anxiety, but I thought that Tsukiji Honganji Temple could also address the response to the question “The reality of anxiety about death.” However, only 15-20% of people answered that “religions and temples” are “a place of refuge” and “an entity that gives them an opportunity to view death positively even before they die,” revealing a lack of trust. This was a disappointing result.

As future solutions, we considered the following points.
1. Isn’t it necessary for Tsukiji Honganji to recognize loneliness as a major social issue and to declare and communicate to society that it can serve as social infrastructure to alleviate loneliness? For example, it is possible to conduct training and create a position (in-hospital qualification) called “Loneliness Countermeasures Manager.”
2. Utilizing the vast space that is the resource of Tsukiji Honganji Temple and the emotional value gained from Buddhist activities (e.g., praying gives you a sense of peace and purity), it provides an opportunity for lonely people to connect with others in a positive way. Is it possible to provide a place or opportunity where this is possible?
3. We are now in an age where people can decide for themselves what they value in their lives, but there are large individual differences in the ability to feel happiness in everyday life. Young people in particular tend to feel worried and lost, so by helping them learn how to deal with loneliness and the ability to feel happiness, I thought it would be possible to bring them closer to Tsukiji Honganji Temple. 4. Rather than aiming to hear God’s teachings from the beginning, we offer, for example, hobby gatherings and social contribution activities, and through a series of experiences, we offer God’s teachings by reaching out to lonely people. I hope people will be able to get interested by listening to it.
Although it is the exact opposite of 5.4., we will work on various measures to allow as many people as possible to come into direct contact with the “Teachings of Shinran Shonin”, which can be called the lifeblood of Tsukiji Honganji Temple.
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We are always waiting for you at Tsukiji Honganji Temple.
At Tsukiji Honganji, we are always open to our doors and look forward to connecting with you in order to help you with your various concerns. We would like to introduce some measures that may help ease your concerns at Tsukiji Honganji Temple.
●Tsukiji Honganji Trouble Consultation Desk Information
・”Monk Sodan” A monk is always present in the main hall from 9:00 to 16:00. Please feel free to contact us.
・Tsukiji Honganji GINZA Salon “Yorozu Sodan” Not only about Buddhist rituals and graves, but also about human relationships and
This is a place where you can talk to a monk about any worries you may have about your daily life.
Reservations are required (Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm), so please apply from the Tsukiji Honganji website
https://tsukijihongwanji.jp. *For Tsukiji Honganji Club members. Tsukiji Honganji Club has no joining fee or annual fee.
●Tsukiji Honganji Shimpo Trouble consultation corner “Just ask me” In addition to face-to-face consultations such as “Monk Sodan” and “Yorozu Sodan”, you can also consult “Tsukiji Honganji Shimpo”, a temple newsletter (public relations magazine) published by Tsukiji Honganji every month, “Listen to me”. We have a corner available. In this corner, staff members from Tsukiji Honganji Temple and three members of the editorial board of “Shinpo” will answer your concerns. It has become secretly popular because you can read answers to a single problem from three different perspectives. We are always looking for consultations, so please feel free to submit them. I’m sure you’ll find some hints for your troubles.
*”Tsukiji Honganji Shinpo” is installed in the main hall and information center. You can also read it on the official website.
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https://tsukijihongwanji.jp/enjoy/new-report/
●Temple Morning, a tradition held on the first Monday of every month “Temple Morning” is an event held early on the Monday morning at the beginning of the month, when people tend to feel depressed, to clean the temple and listen to a story from a monk titled “Vitality Words” that will make you feel energetic. is. Many people say that getting up a little early and participating before going to work or doing housework can refresh your mind and body. There is no need to make a reservation and you can just come to the main hall and participate, so please feel free to come and take a look. We look forward to your participation.
*For Temple Morning event information, please check Tsukiji Honganji official Twitter and website.
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Tsukiji Honganji is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect whose main temple is Honganji (Nishi Honganji) in Kyoto. The current main hall, modeled after ancient Buddhist architectural styles, was completed in 1934 (Showa 9). The interior design is a harmonious combination of the traditional structure of a Jodo Shinshu temple and Western culture such as a pipe organ, chandelier, and stained glass above the front door, creating a peaceful space for worship. In 2014 (Heisei 26), the main hall and main gate were designated as national important cultural properties.
In 2017 (Heisei 29), with the slogan “Open Temple,” we built a new information center on the grounds that includes a cafe, shop, and bookstore, with the aim of making the temple easy for everyone to enter and enjoy. The temple holds seasonal events such as the Hana Festival, Bon Odori, and New Year’s Eve bell ringing, and attracts approximately 3 million people annually.
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