Please tell me, how to address a Buddist temple chief priest (in a letter)? I don't know his name. O-..............-sama?, but what's the word for "chief priest"?
Thanks you for your help!
In the West, many times we will address ministers as "Reverend," sometimes we call them "Sensei." Monks are sometimes referred to as "Venerable." But a Chief Priest might even be referred to as "Bishop" in some cases. What tradition of Buddhism is the person you will be writing, and where do they live?
Thank you for your help!
Nangi-san! Do you remember you gave me the address of the Mangadera in Kawasaki ? (Domo arigato gozaimasu - again!) I visited Mangadera when I was in Japan few weeks ago, and I just want to write a "thank you letter" to the Mangadera's head priest in my poor beginner Nihongo (I hope I can write some words in hiragana (^-^).
How can I address him?