A burglar who tried to frighten a priest at the Isogo-ku, Mine, Enkaizanji Temple, Yokohama, early Friday morning [November 11], got pretty well frightened himself and not by any supernatural methods either.
The burglar, armed with a long sword, aroused Unkei Rokuura, a priest, and brandishing his weapon, demanded money immediately.
The priest told the burglar to wait a moment until he went in the next room and got some.
The burglar waited and the priest returned carrying a revolver.
The marauder decided then and there that like the pen, the revolver
was mightier than the sword, and was last seen making a frantic retreat
from the temple grounds.
JNC Dec 1999.