March 1st is a big day for the Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America!
We will hold a quadruple ceremony that evening. It is our annual Shinto ceremony, 初午祭 Hatsu-uma-sai. Hatsu-uma-sai is a very important matsuri for Inari Shrines. The priest will talk about its meaning and importance in the stream on March 1st.
We will also combine the Spring Festival, 春祭 Haru-matsuri and 祈年祭 Kinen-sai.
How do we celebrate 春祭 Haru-matsuri and 祈年祭 Kinen-sai? What is the 祈年祭 Kinen-sai?
You will find out by watching the Heishiki, the announcements at the end of the public livestream! (Note: The Heishiki will only be publicly available during the livestream!)
The fourth ceremony is the 月次祭 Tsukinami-sai, our monthly ceremony where we communicate our gratitude, wishes and determination to Kami-sama, the Nature Spirits.
After the live stream of the ceremony, we will have the Closing Talk (only for members). The subject of the Closing Talk for this month is “Ōharae-no-Kotoba - Episode 5.”
If you wish to hear the closing talk, please become a member through our website or Patreon.com/ShintoInari.
We hope you can join us for these once-a-year ceremonies, and a very rare quadruple celebration!
May the Kami-sama be with you!
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