A glass Buddha altar at the Ruriden columbarium in Tokyo, Japan. Operated by the Koukokuji Buddhist Temple, it houses 2,046 futuristic altars. A smartcard allows the owner to access the building and lights up the corresponding statue. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Like the fictional Fr Trendy, Buddhist priest Yoshinobu Fujioka believes religion should be accessible to the young. Far from preaching abstinence fro(...)