Buddharupa(Statue of Buddhism) regained popularity again recently in Japan. Besides, its lover increases to not only elderly people but also youths. The figure maker releases cool action-figures of the Statue of Buddhism.
Staffs of publishing company Kamakura Shinsho opened the Social Networking Service for such Statue of Buddhism lovers "butu-comi".
Of course this has functions of the general Social Networking Service. Furthermore, we can watch Statue of Buddhism popularity ranking and treasured statue exhibition schedule. There are a lot of precious Statue of Buddhism shown every dozens of years. If the schedules are shared beforehand by many people, it may help tourism industry.
Furthermore, we can buy How-to kit of the sculpture(It is popular to handcraft Statue of Buddhism by oneself in Japan) and statues of famous Buddhist altar shop.