BDK News

[2020.12.14]

Notice of New Year’s holiday

The BUKKYO DENO KYOKAI Tokyo office will be closed from Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Tuesday, January 5, 2021 for the New Year’s holiday. As of the publication shipping service before the holidays, we accept the online-order by 9:00 a.m, Monday, December 28, 2020.
The shipping service will resume after Thursday, December 7, 2021.
Duruing holiday, we can’t reply and respond to any message or order.

Thank you for your understanding.


[2020.11.02]

Announcement of availability of downloading the PDF data of “The Teaching of Buddha” (Indonesian version)

Indonesian version of “The Teaching of Buddha” is downloadable now. Download the PDF data from the below link.

TTOB download page


[2020.10.21]

Announcement of the 2020 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism

The results of the 2020 Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is announced. The winner is Roger R. Jackson (John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, Emeritus, Carleton College), for his book “Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition” (Wisdom Publications, 2019). More details will be announced on BDK official website.


[2020.09.01]

Announcement of 2021 BDK Fellowship for Foreign  Scholars
Application of 2021 BDK Fellowship for Foreign Scholars is available now. For more information, please look at the below link:

BDK fellowship for foreign scholars


[2020.07.31]

Announcement of Award Winner of The 54th Bunka-Sho Award (Cultural Award for the Promotion of Buddhism)

<Bunka-Sho>

MAYEDA Sengaku (Professor emeritus at Tokyo University)

World authority on Indian philosophy. Taught at Tokyo University as a successor of NAKAMURA Hajime. Contributed to the development of researchers’ resources and the Nakamura Hajime Eastern Institute and the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, for which he served as president.

<Shorei-Sho>

No eligible person.

A presentation ceremony of Bunka-Sho Award will be held at 11:00 on October 8, 2020AM at Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai.


[2020.07.31]

Notice of summer business holiday

The BUKKYO DENO KYOKAI Tokyo office will be closed from Saturday, August 8, 2020 through Sunday, August 16, 2020 for the summer Obon holiday season. As of the publication shipping service before the holidays, we accept the order by Wednesday, August 5. Other shipping order will be after Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

If you need immediate shipping, please call us: +81 3 3455 5851
(9:00 AM-4:30 PM in Japan time)※This is unavailable during the holidays.

Thank you for your understanding.


[2020.07.01]

Entry of “Learning the Basics of Japanese Buddhism” kicked off.

The lecture series on Japanese Buddhism and its culture will be held in Kyoto as we did it last year.

For more information, please look at the below link:

Learning the Basics of Japanese Buddhism


[2020.07.01]

Announcement of 2021 BDK Fellowship for Japanese Scholars

Application of 2021 BDK Fellowship for Japanese Scholars is available now. For more information, please look at the below link:

BDK fellowship for Japanese Scholars


[2020.06.26]

Announcement of availability of downloading “The Teaching of Buddha” (Revised Esperanto and Dutch versions).

Revised Esperanto and Dutch versions of “The Teaching of Buddha” are downloadable now.

Download from here: TTOB download page


[2020.04.20]

Notice of BDK Office Hours and Book Orders

Because of the declaration of a state of emergency for COVID-19, BDK Japan’s office hours will be 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday except on holidays. This will be the same during the “Golden Week” holiday. However, we may close the office due to the COVID-19 situation.

BDK Japan will close the office on Wednesday, April 30 and Thursday, May 1st.
Thank you for your understanding.

Although BDK online shopping service is available as usual, the shipments of orders from Friday, April 24 to Wednesday, May 6 will be after May 8. Please understand that our shipping operation has been slowed due to the COVID-19 regulations affecting shipping service.