Copying the Heart Sutra at Taiyo-ji temple

KODAK TRI-X at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds.
As part of a temple stay (shukubo) at Taiyo-ji temple, you get the chance to copy the Heart Sutra. Sutra copying, or shakyo in Japanese, is the practice of hand copying the Buddhist Heart Sutra text and is a devotional practice, including worship, literature, and calligraphy. No calligraphy experience or knowledge of kanji is required.
It was really amazing to participate in temple life for a day!

Shot on KODAK TRI-X film at EI 400, developed in HC-110 dilution H for 11 minutes. Agitation: 2 inversions every 30 seconds.

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: PENTAX 645NII
  • Focal length: 150mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s

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