Shabutsu Buddhist Image Tracing in Tokyo

合計時間 : 2 hours

What To Expect

If you are looking to have a little deeper cultural experience in Japan than simply visiting temples and shrines, why don't you join this 2-hour workshop and experience shabutsu at a monk bar in Tokyo's pop culture center Nakano? Shabutsu is the practice of tracing images of Buddhist icons such as bodhisattva to purify the mind and accumulate merit, which has quietly been gaining popularity as a means of meditation due to its highly soothing effect. At first, you might get a bit intimidated as the Buddhist images look quite intricate, but need not worry! It's super easy even for first timers as you simply have to trace over the outlines of the image underneath. When you focus your mind on each stroke of the brush, you'll start to find yourself at complete peace, creating a perfect opportunity to reflect on yourself, as well as to renew your appreciation for others. This is a perfect breather to relax and find peace of mind during your hectic travel schedule. Since this workshop takes place at a bar, you will be treated to a free glass of original cocktail as well!

I'm a certified buddhist lay priest working at a monk bar in Tokyo. As a grandchild of an atomic bomb survivor, I've been interested in life and death since when I was young, starting to write a will at the age of 10. I also have a big interest in otaku culture, and I wrote a thesis on the subject in college. I have plenty of overseas experience as I've been to New Zealand to learn English, India to master henna body art, and the States to work in the educational field. I'm looking forward to introducing you to the fascinating world of Buddhism and talking about many things with you!

Additional Info

・After the initial free drink, additional drinks will be charged accordingly.
・The building has no elevator and is not wheelchair accessible.
・All children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
・Please make sure to always communicate through wasabijp. In order to protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the wasabijp website.
・If you feel unwell or are under the influence of alcohol at the time of arrival, you will not be able to join our experience.
・Please make sure to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you may not be able to join us, as the end time cannot be extended to make up for late arrivals.

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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