Holy Spirits

[an error occurred while processing this directive]They drink, they smoke, they rarely get out of bed before 3 p.m. And they have cool hairdos. Hiroki Ueno, 23, and Yoshinobu Fujioka, 27, are not your typical Shinto-Buddhist monks, and their bar Vowz, tel: (81-3) 3353 1032, is not your average Buddhist enterprise either. Located in a former geisha precinct of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward, the bar is known not so much for spreading the good word as for its killer cocktails, liqueurs and sake.

Vowz presents an opportunity for Tokyo's youth to "wind down and enjoy a drink in religious surroundings," explains Fujioka, who is...

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