The First 月次祭Tsukinami-sai in 2021

December 29, 2020

Friday, January 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PST)

Showing Respect and Appreciation and Asking for Blessings from the Nature Spirits

 On January 1st, Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America will hold its monthly Tsukinami-sai Shinto ceremony to show respect, appreciation, and ask for blessings from the nature spirits. Since we have some new and renewed members, we will combine the ceremony with a celebration of the member’s induction. Also for those of our members who will be having a birthday this month, we will hold a birth-month Kigan Gokitō blessing after the conclusion of the ceremony. 

     This month’s Closing Talk is about “Shimekazari” which may seem like just a decoration but it actually is not and its individual parts have a very special meaning. 

    We plan to live-stream the ceremony on YouTube starting at 7:00 pm (PST) on the channel “ShintoInari.” We hope that you can join us wherever you are at the time.

In order to begin raising funds to open a community center (Shinto Shrine) and hold various events, we have decided that, from July 2020’s Tsukinami-sai, the priest’s Closing Talk will be open only to members/patrons. If you are interested in hearing the talk, please join our membership through our website or The Closing Talks will explain the prayers that were read, discuss traditional Japanese customs, and include other information and background.

Also only members will have full access to view recorded streams in our video archives.  Please reference the following list.

Omatsuri Ceremony Live Stream:

From the beginning to before the Closing Talk —- Available to the public/non-members

Closing Talk —- Available to Silver Patrons, Gold Patrons, and Shrine Sūkeikai regular and VIP members

Omatsuri video archive:

First half of the ceremony —-  Available to the public/non-members

From the beginning to before the Closing Talk —- Bronze Patrons

From the beginning through the end of the Closing Talk —- Silver Patrons, Gold Patrons, Shrine’s Sūkeikai regular and VIP members.

We welcome osaisen (donations) to participate in the live stream ceremony the same as when you visit Shinto Shrine.

Please contribute your support so we can keep holding various events.

May the Nature Spirits/Kami-sama be with you!

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