Sutra Copying & Goma Experience At Miyajima Misen Daihonzan Daisho-in

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Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn to copy Buddhist sutras and experience a homa ritual.
While copying sutras, you can enjoy the smell of inks and sense of tranquility. As for the homa ritual, you will watch a huge fire.​ ​
Deeply connected to Japanese history and culture, this fascinating Buddhist practice is a must-have experience when you are in Japan.​ ​
※English interpreter is available and all participants will...
Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn to copy Buddhist sutras and experience a homa ritual.
While copying sutras, you can enjoy the smell of inks and sense of tranquility. As for the homa ritual, you will watch a huge fire.​ ​
Deeply connected to Japanese history and culture, this fascinating Buddhist practice is a must-have experience when you are in Japan.​ ​
※English interpreter is available and all participants will be given free English guide books 'Daihonzan Daisho-in Temple of Miyajima Misen'.
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Visit: Daishoin Temple, 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592 Hiroshima Prefecture

Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn to copy Buddhist sutras and experience a homa ritual.
While copying sutras, you can enjoy the smell of inks and sense of tranquility. As for the homa ritual, you will watch a huge fire.​ ​
Deeply connected to Japanese history and culture, this fascinating Buddhist practice is a must-have experience when you are in Japan.​ ​
※English interpreter is available and all participants will be given free English guide books 'Daihonzan Daisho-in Temple of Miyajima Misen'.

Relax and ease your mind by copying sutras​ ​
You will copy the sutra of 'Hannya Shingyo' (The Heart Sutra) which concludes the teachings of Buddha in 276 letters.​ ​
You will put a paper on the sample text and trace letters, so this experience is suitable even for those who cannot write Chinese...
Visit: Daishoin Temple, 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592 Hiroshima Prefecture

Daisho-in is the oldest temple of Aki where you will learn to copy Buddhist sutras and experience a homa ritual.
While copying sutras, you can enjoy the smell of inks and sense of tranquility. As for the homa ritual, you will watch a huge fire.​ ​
Deeply connected to Japanese history and culture, this fascinating Buddhist practice is a must-have experience when you are in Japan.​ ​
※English interpreter is available and all participants will be given free English guide books 'Daihonzan Daisho-in Temple of Miyajima Misen'.

Relax and ease your mind by copying sutras​ ​
You will copy the sutra of 'Hannya Shingyo' (The Heart Sutra) which concludes the teachings of Buddha in 276 letters.​ ​
You will put a paper on the sample text and trace letters, so this experience is suitable even for those who cannot write Chinese characters.
As you sit straight and focus on writing we hope that you will gradually find your inner calm.

Overwhelming Homa ritual experience
The homa is a fire ritual in Buddhism.
The homa sticks are a piece of woods on which prayers are written.
The priest stands in front of a fire and chants Buddhist mantra, while others throw homa sticks into the fire and pray.

The huge plume of smoke rising up to the ceiling means the homa sticks have been purified and received by the God.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Landing and facility fees
Departure Point
Daishoin Temple, 210 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0592 Hiroshima Prefecture
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/30/2019 - 3/14/2021
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.