Sutra copying

Sutra copying

Yesterday I did Sutra copying, and it was my first experience!

Sutra copying is the East Asian practice of hand-copying Buddhist sutras.

Although I’m not Buddhist, it was fun.

Sutra copying

Sutra copying

By the way for a lot of Japanese, it is not so important that he or she is Buddhist, Christian, whatever..

It means when Christmas, we enjoy it as like a Christian, when new year, we enjoy it as Buddhist, or Shinto, then do Hatsu-mode that is the first pray Buddha or Kami in the year, and usually we do it the first week of new year.

So, of course some of Japanese are rigid prayers, but even so, we’ll enjoy each festival or holidays…

If you don’t mind even it’s Buddhist activity, I would strongly recommend to do as one of tour events.

 

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Cherry blossoms in Tokyo

Cherry blossoms

The season of  cherry blossoms is now!!

We know it must have fallen by these a couple of days, and this is the feature of cherry blossoms!! We love it!

 

 

Japan Sightseeing vol1 Mt.Fuji

Mt.Fuji

Our staff took this video from High speed railway, Tokaido-Shinkan-sen.

You can see it around Shizuoka prefecture!!

Japanese Matsuri – Mikoshi

Japanese festival, Mikoshi

A mikoshi is a divine palanquin. Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle to transport a deity in Japan while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine. Often, the mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing. From Wikipedia.

This movie was taken by Katsu company staff.
The day was Japanese national foundation day, and the Mikoshi finally went to Meiji Jingu Shrine to celebrate with Tenno.