Connect your heart to the Buddha with the tip of a brush at Taimadera Nakanobo Temple in Katsuragi
In Japan, there exists an ancient tradition called ‘shabutsu,’ which involves tracing the image of Buddha with a brush and sumi ink in order to connect one’s heart with the Buddha. You can experience this at Taimadera Nakanobo Temple in Katsuragi City. Although you may think that shabutsu is simply tracing a picture, it is more difficult than expected, and it is easy to get lost in time and become totally absorbed in the experience. Freeing your mind from distracting thoughts and turning yourself towards the Buddha will purify you and make your heart feel lighter. After being engrossed in tracing the image of Buddha, how about a warm cup of matcha? At the study hall of Nakanobo Temple (an Important Cultural Property), you can have a relaxing time enjoying matcha and confectionary sweets while staring out into the beautiful Japanese garden.
Entrance Fee: Adults 500 yen /Children 250 yen
Shabutsu Experience (includes entrance fee): Adults 2000 yen / Children 1750 yen
Matcha Experience: 400 yen
Access: 15-minute walk from Taimadera Station on the Kintetsu Minami Osaka Line
http://www.city.katsuragi.nara.jp（Automatic translation available）