In Japan will be the first Orthodox monastery, the monastery dedicated to St. Nicholas of Japan — Russian cleric who founded in the late XIX century Orthodox Church in the “land of the rising sun”.
Organization of the monastic community will be engaged brethren of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, hieromonk Gerasim (Shevtsov), according to CNL
For the future monastery was purchased the land on which to build the temple, the place of his alleged favorites were served the first prayer.
For the future monastery already delivered a large altar gospel printed at the printing house of Lavra in Japanese translation of St. Nicholas. Open book in Japanese is the spine on the right side. Reading from right to left and from top to bottom, that is the traditional vertical writing. The weight of one of the bound books is 10 kg. the magazine is printed ten instances.