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Shakyo Sutra Copying Experience in KyotoSakura Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Experience


Shakyo refers to the copying of scriptures in Buddhism and to the scriptures copied.
Its purpose has long been considered for faith, prayer, and charity, but nowadays more and more people are working on Shakyo for the purpose of mental stability.

『十句観音経』“Ten phrases Kannon Sutra”

It was in China that the “Ten phrases Kannon Sutra” became popular, but it was considered a fake sutra (a scripture without a Sanskrit original). In Japan, it was introduced in the early Edo period, but there were rumors of fake sutras, and as it became popular in Japan, sects and monks who started to speak badly appeared.
However, in the middle of the Edo period, it was the famous Zen monk Hakuin who was said to be the founder of Rinzai Munechuko. Shirokage insisted that “Jujo Kannon” actually has a tremendous spiritual experience, so even if it is the work of a writer or a lecturer, it should be highly devout. Shirokaku wanted to say that the merit of the scripture is not in its source but in its heart.

How to read

観世音/Kanzeon 南無仏/Nambutsu
与仏有因/Yobutsuin 与仏有縁/Yobutsuuen
仏法僧縁/Buppousouen 常楽我浄/Jorakugajo
朝念観世音/Chonenkanzeon 暮念観世音/Bonkankanzeon
念念従心起/Nenjushinki 念念不離心/Nennen Furishin  

Calligraphy Shakyo

Price(per person)

6.000JPY (Not including tax)


Tour Detail


About 60 min.

Tour Itinerary

Per your booking

What's Included

including shodo material

Tour Tips

Booking process

1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.


Major credit cards or PayPal or cash are accepted. Currently these are the only payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

In case of cancellation, cancellation fees will be charged as below;
30%........... 4 - 7 days prior to the class
50%........... 2 - 3 days prior to the class
80%........... the day prior to the class
100%......... the class day
We offer hands-on experience classes. You must be careful and responsible for your own safety. We will not be held liable for accidents.


For the cooking classes, please inform us in advance of any dietary restrictions and allergies, or any situation requiring special care.

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