‘Shabutsu’ is an art that involves tracing an image of a Buddhist icon. By focusing on the art, it is said that you can forget your daily troubles, put your mind at ease, and focus your mind.

Located close to Iizaka Onsen, Ioji Temple is holding a shabutsu art workshop on Sunday March 18. The workshop involves tracing one of several images and is suitable for kids and artists of all levels from novice to expert. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, draw, and explore the amazing history of Ioji Temple.

This introductory event includes some special extras. Not only do you get to take home your artwork and brush, but you’ll also receive a limited Ioji Temple postcard, and a commemorative ‘goshuin’ stamp! (Goshuin stamps are a popular way to commemorate your visit to many temples and shrines around Japan! You can buy a special book and start your collection!)


Adults: 2,500 yen
Kids (12 and under): 2,000 yen


Date: Sunday March 18, 2018
Time: 11:00 am (Please arrive by 10:50 AM)
Venue: Ioji Temple

Booking Information

Contact Fukushima City Tourism and Convention Association to book.
E-mail :
Please include your name, sex, address, and contact phone number.
Also, let us know if you will come by car, or train (Ioji Temple is approximately 10 mins walk from Ioji-mae Station on the Iizaka Line).
TEL: 024-531-6432
Application Deadline: 09/03/2018
Limited to 15 people.