Hello, everyone. I am Masaaki Bitou of the Buddhist Painting Classroom.
I studied Buddhist painting for 16 years at Professor Gen Adachihara’s Buddhist painting classroom. It was the professor’s sincere hope to spread Buddhist painting throughout Japan.
Nowadays, the Kanto region to which Chiba belongs is home to almost no Buddhist painting classrooms. That’s why I decided to open a Buddhist painting classroom here in Chiba’s Ichikawa City.
Buddhist painting is a wonderfully calming activity. When students complete a painting, they feel great satisfaction with their work and with their inner Buddha. The smiles on their faces in those moments leave a lasting impression.
People in their twenties, people in their seventies, and everyone in between diligently create paintings in our classroom. Most beginners feel a bit nervous at first, but actually, there is no need for painting experience at all. Everyone puts their heart into painting and concentrates on creating a work they can be proud of. There are people who bring their friends and family members to join them in painting. Painting doesn’t necessarily have to be connected to religion; it is an activity that anyone can enjoy. So please feel free to drop me a line if you are interested—I look forward to meeting you.
|4th Saturday of the month||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||4,000 yen|
|1st Sunday of the month||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||4,000 yen|
|4th Sunday of the month||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.||4,000 yen|