"Shakyo" Sutra Copying at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple

Experience hand-writing “shakyo” Buddhist sutra texts at our temple’s “Sadayoshi Hall.”

Operation Period

All year round. (However, the activity may be suspended in the case of temple events)

Time Required

15-60 minutes

Number of Participants



500 JPY– (tax included)

Try a “shakyo” sutra copying experience at the designated space inside our temple’s “Sadayoshi Hall.” Shakyo is a chance for us to reflect on ourselves and clear our minds by concentrating on one simple task. It does matter how good your writing is, or if you believe the Buddhism faith or not. Everyone is welcome.

There are 6 sutra texts to choose from based on your skill level and how much time you have:
1. Nenbutsu Sutra (“Prayer to Amitabha Buddha”)
2. Shariraimon Sutra (“Homage to the Relics of the Buddha”)
3. Shiguseigan Sutra (“Vow to Save All Creatures”)
4. Nenbutsu Sutra in Hiragana (simplified Japanese version for Nenbutsu Sutra)
5. Hannyashingyou Sutra (“Heart Sutra”)
6. Jizo-moji Sutra (“Protection for Children and Travelers”)

A brush-style pen is also available, if you would like to try it. After copying the sutra, write down a wish you have then the temple monks will ask Buddha to fulfill it at a future date.

Heal your heart by experiencing "shakyo" sutra copying at Sadayoshi Hall.

Experience Program Name"Shakyo" Sutra Copying at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple
Activity Location"Sadayoshi Hall" at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple
Time Required15-60 minutes
Operation PeriodAll year round. (However, the activity may be suspended in the case of temple events)
Start TimeAnytime between 9:00-16:00.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants6people
Reservation DeadlineUntil 16:00 of that day
Important notes regarding participationParticipants under 12 years old must be accompanied by a guardian.
"Shakyo" Sutra Copying at Jogi Nyorai Saihoji Temple500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the price"Shakyo" experience and materials fee.
Method of PaymentPlease pay in cash on the day.
Cancellation PolicyThere is no cancellation fee.
Meeting Spot1 Joge Aza Okura, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 989-3213
Meeting Time Anytime between 9:00-16:00
Access--By Public Transportation--
Board the #10 bus on the west side of Sendai Station towards Jogi. After 90 minutes, depart at the terminus "Jogi" bus stop. From there it is a 5-minute walk to Jogi Nyorai.

--By Car--
From Tohoku Expressway “Miyagi Interchange”, take National Route 48 towards Yamagata
Cross the Kumagane Bridge then turn right towards Okura Dam and continue for 5km.
Free parking in front of the main temple. No reservations required.
Facility InformationRestrooms.
Barrier-free AccessYes
3 wheel chairs, slopes, and elevator. Please inquire for details.
About Guides and ToursThis is a solo experience. There are printed instructions at the temple, but there is no staff to guide you.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese