Buddhist Sutra and Image Copying "Shakyo" & "Shabutsu"
Try sutra (“shakyo”) and Buddhist image (“shabutsu”) tracing. Experience peace of mind while becoming familiar with temples and Buddhism!
2nd Tuesday of each month (Unavailable January and August).
Approximately 2 hours
Number of Participants
500 JPY– (tax included)
First of all, chant the “Heart Sutra” (“Hannya Shingyo”) in front of the principal object of worship. Then move to the place to do “shakyo” sutra copying. Using brush and ink, copy the Heart Sutra. You may not have enough time to finish transcribing, but is more important to remain quiet and calm then to finish writing.
In addition to the activities, you’ll be able to experience the history of the Date clan, view gardens that have been restored after being destroyed by a fire, and learn of the process which led Rinnoji Temple to aid recovery efforts through its forest-making program.
|Experience Program Name||Buddhist Sutra and Image Copying "Shakyo" & "Shabutsu"|
|Activity Location||Rinnoji Temple|
|Operator Name||Rinnoji Temple|
|Time Required||Approximately 2 hours|
|Operation Period||2nd Tuesday of each month (Unavailable January and August).|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||5people|
|Important notes regarding participation||Participation is not allowed for visitors younger than elementary school students.|
Elementary school students must be accompanied by a guardian to participate.
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materitals fee, equipement usuage fee.|
|Method of Payment||Please pay by cash on the day (credit cards not accepted).|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee.|
|Meeting Spot||1-14-1 Kitayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-0931|
Inside the main temple.
|Access||About a 15 minute walk from Kitayama Station (JR train station or city subway station)|
About 15 minutes from Tohoku Expressway “Sendai Miyagi IC”
Room for approximately 80 cars. No reservation necessary. Free of charge.
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|