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).
About 2 hours
Number of Participants
This experience program takes place inside Rinnoji Temple, a historic temple in Sendai City.
First of all, chant the “Heart Sutra” (“Hannya Shingyo”) in front of the principal object of worship. Then move to an area to do “shakyo” sutra copying. Using brush and ink, copy the Heart Sutra. You may not have enough time to finish writing, but is more important to remain quiet and calm then to finish writing. You also have the option to trace images of Buddha.
When you visit our temple, you can learn about the history of the Date clan and view temple gardens that have been restored after being destroyed by a fire. Rinnoji Temple also aids recovery efforts since the Great East Japan Earthquake through its forest-making program.
|Experience Program Name||Buddhist Sutra and Image Copying "Shakyo" & "Shabutsu"|
|Activity Location||Rinnoji Temple|
|Time Required||About 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, materials fee, equipment use 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||--By Public Transportation--|
15-minute walk from Kitayama Station (JR train station or city subway station)
15-minute drive from Tohoku Expressway “Sendai Miyagi IC”
Room for approximately 80 cars. No reservation necessary. Free of charge.
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
Rinnoji Temple was first established in 1441 in northern Fukushima Prefecture by the Date clan. Whenever the clan changed residences in the past, they would bring the temple with them. Rinnoji Temple settled in its current location in 1602…
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