Prayer Bead Bracelet Making at a Historical Temple
Make your own bracelet to remember your special trip to Matsushima, Japan!
All year round.
About 20 minutes
Number of Participants
At Entsuin Temple you can experience making bracelets with beads made of plastic, glass, or natural stones. All the gems are prayed for and blessed by the principal image of Entsuin Temple, the "Sacred Kanzeon Bosatsu". After the natural stone bracelet making experiences, there is an explanation about the meaning of each selected stone.
Children can also enjoy making the bracelets easily, so why not make bracelets as a family? No reservation is required for the bead making experience. If you wish to join the experience, please tell us at the temple gate (reception desk).
There are various bead bracelet making experiences. The memorial type beads will be sent by post after an experienced artist carefully knits the strings, attaches the tufts, and performs a memorial service at the principal image.
* Please make a reservation if your group has 10 people or more.
* We welcome large groups of people, but please contact us in advance.
|Experience Program Name||Prayer Bead Bracelet Making at a Historical Temple|
|Activity Location||Entsuin Temple|
|Time Required||About 20 minutes|
|Operation Period||All year round.|
|Minimum number of participants||1people|
|Maximum number of participants||30people|
|About suspension of the activity||In case of unavoidable circumstances such as natural disasters, the experience may be canceled.|
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materials fee, guidance fee, explanation fee, consumption tax.|
|What is not included in the price||Shipping costs for types of memorial type beads.|
|Remarks regarding price||Temple facilities viewing fee is required (adult price: 300 yen).|
|Method of Payment||Pay cash on the day.|
|Meeting Spot||67 Chonai, Matsushima-machi, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi-ken|
|Meeting Time||Please come to reception during operating hours.|
|Access||--By Public Transportation--|
・Senseki Line: 5-minute walk from JR Matsushima-Kaigan Station
・Tohoku Main Line: 20-minute walk from JR Matsushima Station
・5-minute drive from Sanriku Expressway Matsushima-Kaigan IC via Route 45
Please use nearby paid parking.
|Facility Information||Nationally Designated Important Cultural Property, Sankeiden Mausoleum, main hall, mountain gate, garden, sand garden, rose garden, matchmaking Kannon, restaurant Ungai, etc.|
|About Guides and Tours||A full-time staff member will guide you.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
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Entsuin is a Rinzai sect temple of the Myoshin-ji school. It is located in Matsushima, one of Japan's Three Most Scenic Spots. Entsuin is near other quiet and peaceful settings, such as the national treasure Zuigan-ji Temple and Godaido Te…
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Buddhist beads are an important tool for funerals, ceremonies, visiting graves, etc., which are held between your hands when praying and communicating with Buddha. It is said simply having prayer beads provides some value, such as removing individual bad luck and creating peace of mind.