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Copying Sutra experience

Tenno-ji Ward, Osaka-City, Japan

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Experience hosted by Matsu

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

We'll meet at WAQOO Shitaderamachi and start tracing at first! I prepare a short sutra to trace, just ten phrases (only 41 characters)! But if you're good at writing, you can change to a long one, Heart Sutra of 276 characters. It is said that each character of Sutras has the power to bless you, so it's important to write with all your heart. and also remember to write your wish at the end of the line.
After tracing, let's make the hand-copied paper with your heart into a personalized charm... if you want. Folding the paper and put it into a sack. Our sacks are so original, designed with five traditional Japanese patterns. Each pattern has its own meaning, for example, a turtle shell as longevity, a hemp plant as avoidance of bad luck and plum as safe birth-giving. You also can choose from three colors; HOKUSAI (Mt.Fuji blue), YAMABUKI (Japan rose) and MOMOTARO (Sakura pink). Each sack is an additional 880JP yen.

After this experience, please keep this amulet with you, and it will bring you luck!
And also you can calm yourself and rediscover your feelings just by concentrating on this tracing activity.

<Sutra Transcription>
1. The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra
Difficulty ★★☆ 276 characters
2. Ten Verse Kannon Sutra of Timeless Life
Difficulty:★☆☆41 characters

*The schedule depends on the situation, so please confirm the message after you make the booking.
Other things to note
- No previous experience is required.
-Please come to the front desk 5 minutes before it starts.
-Table and chair are prepared, no need to sit straight.
- I offer this experience in Japanese or simple English.
- We will use ink, so please wear the clothes you don’t mind if it gets dirty.
We'll meet at WAQOO Shitaderamachi and start tracing at first! I prepare a short sutra to trace, just ten phrases (only 41 characters)! But if you're good at writing, you can change to a long one, Heart Sutra of 276 characters. It is said that each character of Sutras has the power to bless you, so it's important to write with all your heart. and also remember to write your wish at the end of the line.
After tracing, let's make the hand-cop…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    calligraphy items
From $22
/ person

Meet your host, Matsu

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I used to work as an employee of Henjouson-in temple on Mt. Koya for over 3 years and I have practiced hand-copying a sutra as Buddhist training there.
In 2017, I started to work as a guest experience staff at WAQOO Shitaderamachi which is a hotel located in a unique temple district in Osaka. Every day I guide our guests in Sutra copying activity.
I think that Sutra-writing is the easiest way to understand Buddhism, even if the person does not know the sutra ( if someone wants to know what it says, I will teach you of course). Please feel your mind calm down and relax!
I used to work as an employee of Henjouson-in temple on Mt. Koya for over 3 years and I have practiced hand-copying a sutra as Buddhist training there.
In 2017, I started to work as a guest experience staff at WAQOO Shitaderamachi which is a hotel located in a unique temple district in Osaka. Every day I guide our guests in Sutra copying activity.
I think that Sutra-writing is the easiest way to understand Buddhism, even if the person does not know the sutra ( if someone wants to know…
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Where you'll be

This workshop is held at a tatami hall in a hotel "WAQOO Shitaderamachi". WAQOO Shitaderamachi is located in a unique temple district (Teramachi in Japanese) packed with more than 80 temples. The cityscape is quite different from the one in other areas of Osaka... For expample there are stone‐paved roads in places and historical temples.

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Kelly
February 2020
A very meditative experience. Takes place in a beautiful and peaceful space, so you can fully focus on copying the sutra. I think it's better to do this if you have studied kanji before, but beginners can enjoy this too. Don't be afraid to ask for guidance if you need it!
A very meditative experience. Takes place in a beautiful and peaceful space, so you can fully focus on copying the sutra. I think it's better to do this if you have studied kanji b…
Ni
January 2020
这是一个非常特别的体验,亲手制作了心经的御守,为所有善良的人祈福了!
Hong
January 2020
环境干净优美,matsu先生非常礼貌、热忱、温和、贴心,整个过程非常安静,写完经书后我好像发现了新的道理,很有意思。我先生也感觉不错,这个活动让我们一家留下了很好的印象。
Jonathan
October 2019
This experience was amazing! Miwako was our host and I couldn't dream of a better host! She has an amazing english AND french, she takes the time to explain you everything in details, to answer all your questions. She is really kind and this experience was absolute pleasure! She even gave me tips and places to go in Osaka at the end of the experience, 本当にありがとうございます!
This experience was amazing! Miwako was our host and I couldn't dream of a better host! She has an amazing english AND french, she takes the time to explain you everything in detai…
Mi
March 2019
Es war eine tolle Erfahrung,leider gab es ein paar sprachliche Barrieren und das machte die Unterhaltungen schwierig.Dennoch hat alles geklappt und ich hatte viel Spaß.
Saya
February 2019
What a unique and wonderful experience! Had a wonderful time getting to know more about omamori and the background behind them and buddhism. As a japanese american I've owned many omamori but have never made my own. Was a very relaxing and unique experience, and I will treasure my handmade omamori!
What a unique and wonderful experience! Had a wonderful time getting to know more about omamori and the background behind them and buddhism. As a japanese american I've owned many…

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 3 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.