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.
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.