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松本紹圭 Matsumoto Shoukei

Matsumoto Shoukei is a Contemporary Buddhist who serves at Komyoji Temple in Tokyo. Born in 1979 in Japan, he graduated with a B.A. degree from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tokyo. He completed an MBA at the Indian School of Business as an Ambassadorial Scholar of Rotary Foundation in 2011. Afterwards, he started his project of “Mirai no Jushoku-Juku”, a temple management school for Buddhist priests and monks. Matsumoto also created the web-magazine, based on the concept of online temple, and opened the café “Kamiyacho Open Terrace” at Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho.
In 2013, he was nominated as a member of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. In 2019, he was also appointed as a member of the Global Future Councils. He has published seven books, among which "A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind” was translated into 18 languages.


A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

  • お坊さんが教えるこころが整う掃除の本
  • December 2011
  • 176P
  • ISBN: 978-4-7993-1096-0

“We remove dust to sweep away our worldly desires. We scrub dirt to free ourselves of attachments” (from the introduction).
To Buddhist monks, cleaning is one of their cardinal trainings, leading to their reputation as cleaning pros amongst monks. This book introduces Zen Buddhism methods on how to clean stains, dirt, and the outdoors, as well as ways to get rid of anxieties and obsessions. The step-by-step instructions in this book will help you cleanse your soul while becoming a better cleaner.

 130,000 copies sold in Japan 

English Edition


  • Introduction
  • Cleaning tips
  • Cleaning kitchen and bathroom
  • Cleaning the bedroom
  • Cleaning outside
  • Cleaning mind and body
  • After cleaning

Rights sold

Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, English (UK, US), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil, Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Indonesian

SOJI Within Yourself

  • こころを磨くSOJIの習慣
  • July 2019
  • 191P
  • ISBN: 978-4-7993-2540-7

The sequel to global phenomenon A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind,
translated into 18 languages.
An inspirational read to help you clear and heal your mind.

Living carelessly accumulates dirt in your mind.
Living mindfully clears your mind. If you prepare your living environment through daily the practice of SOJI, your mind will also benefit from it.
A Zen monk will teach you how to transform cleaning into a fun and healing habit.

English sample available


  • Why SOJI
  • Daily cleaning
  • What cleaning can teach you about life
  • Buddha and SOJI
  • SOJI connects the temple to society

Rights sold

Italian, Vietnamese


TTLP: Shoukei Matsumoto, Komyoji Temple Tokyo Interview |

Clean House, Clear Mind: A Buddhist Monk's Wisdom

Temple, My Home: Keisuke Matsumoto at TEDxUTokyo


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