On Saturday, November 12th, we held 秋祭 Aki-matsuri & 注連飾りワークショップ Shimekazari Workshop (in person)!
At 秋祭 Aki-Matsuri / Thanksgiving, we communicated our gratitude for a bountiful harvest, improving ourselves, new friendships and successes, as well as blessing of good fortune, and happiness to Kami-sama (the Nature Spirits).
We held this ceremony in person at Echo Hall Gardena (15016 Nader Pl., Gardena, CA 90249). Whenever we do ceremonies at a special location, we try to set up the camera to show the ceremony, so this video is special! You feel you were there! Please contribute your osaisen for covering rental fees for the space.
Right after the Aki-matsuri, we will hold a Shimekazari Workshop.
Come join us to make your own Shimekazari to welcome 2023’s Kami-sama! It’s fun to make with your kids and/or partner!
Please submit here (https://bit.ly/3EO3gd5) to reserve your place! We request a $40 donation per participant to cover the cost of materials.
Photos are from 2019’s Shimekazari workshop in New York City Park.
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Nov. 12th: 8am to 12noon, 12noon to 8pm, 8am to 8pm
Nov. 13th: 9am to 12noon, 12noon to 8pm, 9am to 8pm
Warehouse volunteers: Nov. 11th afternoon, Nov. 13th evening
Please apply here to volunteer.
Volunteering will increase your knowledge of Shinto and contribute to a stronger bond with Kami-sama. And it is good for school credit!
There will be special red stamps, Goshuin from the Shrine for the Aki-matsuri. Each event will have a different stamp. Only by attending the events will you see each event’s unique Goshuin.