Friday, January 1st, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PST)
https://youtu.be/D2gmzc-MTlc

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 service to show respect, appreciation, and ask for blessings from the nature spirits. Since we have some new and renewed members, we will combine the service 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 service. 

     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 service 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 ShintoInari.org or Patreon.com/ShintoInari. 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 Service 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 service —-  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 service like when you visit Shinto Shrine.

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

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

YouTube Live Stream of Once a Year Shinto Service

 歳旦祭Saitan-sai for 2021

Friday, January 1st, 2021 at 2:00 pm (PST)

https://youtu.be/njburFQNMQQ

On January 1st, the Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America will hold its annual Shinto Service: Saitan-sai.

Please join us for Saitan-sai. This is the first opportunity to pray to the nature spirits/Kami-sama for happiness, good fortune, prosperity, and good health throughout the New Year.

 The Closing Talk of this service will be about the norito prayer used for Saitan-sai.

 We plan to live-stream the service on YouTube starting at 2:00 pm (PST) on the “ShintoInari” YouTube channel. We hope that you can join us wherever you may be at the time.

This closing talk will be open to the public to share good fortune with everyone.

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

Also, only members will have full access to view recorded streams in our video archives. 

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

                             Your contributions make us keep holding the service!!

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

YouTube Live Stream of Once a Year Shinto Service

 年越の大祓Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae & 除夜祭Joya-sai for 2020

Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at 7:00 pm (PST)

https://youtu.be/ZzpRu-OQAow

On December 31st, Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America will hold its once a year Shinto Service Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae and Joya-sai

In the Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae, we pray to the nature spirits / Kami-sama for purification and ask to recharge our spirits, and bless us with health and protection from misfortune and illness. In this service, Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America provides traditional services with mystic rituals that have been passed down through generations of the priest’s family. One such ritual is the use of katashiro, or hitogata (when used for people) on which are written the mystic words, “Tokusa-no-kamdakara.” Hitogata are slips of paper that are cut into the shape of a person in order to represent the person it is being used for. The hitogata is thought to carry all of that person’s kegare. We also offer this service for pets and vehicles. We have received hitogata and katashiro from those who are interested in participating in this service, so we will hold the special ritual service for them.

For Joya-sai, which is the new year’s eve matsuri, we tell our gratitude to the nature spirits, Kami-sama, with regards to this whole year’s blessings, and ask for their blessings for happiness, good fortune as well as prosperity for the coming new year. 

The Closing Talk (only for Shinto Inari Kai and Patrons) is about details of “Tokusa-no-kamdakara” which we use for the Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae ritual.

 We plan to live-stream the service 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.

When you visit Shinto Shrine, you put some Osaisen into the donation box, so when you join the service, please follow the custom.

Let’s get ready to welcome Toshigami-sama!!
Shimekazari & Shimezakari DIY set
is available.

Pre-made Shimekazari, Shimakazari DIY set, and Shimenawa are available.
Those are all limited numbers. First come first served!!! HURRY!

We are excited to announce that we have some extra special shimekazari (注連飾り) and shimenawa (注連縄) in stock!  

Shimekazari — you hang at the entrance of your home, office, shop/store to welcome Toshigami-sama (new yea’s Kami-sama) who brings good fortune in the new year.

Shimenawa —  you hang it near your kamidana to make sacred place.

Our shimenawa are handmade from Matsue’s master artisans. They come from the Izumo region, which is famous for its giant shimenawa which you have seen at Izumo Taisha. This craft is still very popular there. It is very difficult to source shimekazari and shimenawa outside of Japan, and we only have one of each of these precious items currently in stock, so they are very rare indeed!

We also offer a new DIY shimekazari making kit! It includes all the necessary materials and instructions to make one shimekazari. You can make one for yourself or together with your family to deepen the bonds of your relationships. 
After you learn to make shimekazari, you can go next step which is making shimenawa. Making shimenawa requires more skill than shimekazari.

Shipping and handling fees are not included. At this time, we can only ship within the United States.

アメリカ出世稲荷神社では、コロナの影響で初詣イベントを開催できるか分からないことから、破魔矢、熊手、お守り、神札の授与の郵送受付を開始しました。
ご希望の方は、当神社ウェブサイトの授与品ページからお選びいただき、リクエストフォームにてお申し込み下さい。縁起物、干支の絵馬は数に限りがありますのでお早めにお申し込み下さい。
Since we are still not sure that we are able to hold Hatsumode Newyear celebration event on January 1st, 2021. We are accepting the request for the new year Shinto items. Please visit our Shinto Items page then submit the request form.

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