Tsukinami-sai 月次祭

In the Tsukinami-sai service, we show our respect, appreciation, and ask for blessings from the Nature Spirits, Kami-sama, for all of us and especially members (including patrons). When we have some renew and/or new member(s), we combine the service with a celebration of their induction as well. Also for those of our members who will […]

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Saitan-sai 歳旦祭 & Hatsumōde 初詣

We will hold Saitan-sai for praying people’s happiness, safety, success and world peace. You are very welcome to attend Saitan-sai as well as personal prayer. We will have Hamaya, Kumade, Ofuda and Omamori as well as Gokitoh such as Yakuyoke etc… (Please make appointment for Gokitoh before Dec. 30th).  This is the best day to do Hatsumōde初詣

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Setsubun-sai 節分祭

About Setsubun The original meaning of Setsubun is “dividing season,” and the beginning of each of the four seasons was called Setsubun. However, the day before the first day of spring in the lunar calendar is New Year’s Eve, and as it marks the seasonal change from harsh winter to spring, it came to be considered an especially important […]

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Kinen-sai 祈年祭 (Haru Matsuri 春祭)
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Hatsu-uma Sai 初午祭

Hatsu-uma is a very important matsuri for an Inari Shrine. 2021’s Hatsu-uma is March 23rd. Hatsu-uma means “the first day of the Horse”.It is said that Uka-no-mitama-no-kami, who as you may know is Inari Ōkami-sama, descended to Mt. Inari on the first Horse Day in February, in the year 711 (和銅4年). All Inari Jinja (Inari […]

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Dear Earth地球感謝祭

Show Respect and Appreciation to mother nature on Earth Day If more people are willing to follow this traditional way of living, the world will shift to value and protect nature, stop climate change, save endangered species, and embrace clean energy, sustainability and environment! Passing along eco-conscious traditions to the next generation. Shinto is a […]

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Natsu Matsuri Eve Matsuri 夏祭り(例大祭)前夜祭
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Natsu Matsuri 夏祭り(例大祭)
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Nagoshi no harae夏越之祓

Purify and recharge your spirit for the summer  From ancient times, the Japanese people practiced Nagoshi-no-Harae, a prayer to purify and to rid themselves of the first half of the year’s yakunan (illness, accident, injury, fight etc…) or “bad luck” and kegare, or “withered spirit”. Over the course of the first half of the year, […]

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Aki Matsuri秋祭

In Japan, we hold Aki (Autumn) Matsuri on sometime Autumn and show appreciation to spirit which gave/help us harvest, achievement, success and connections in the year. So Please come and show your appreciation and pray for next years to Kami-sama. 日本では昔から、収穫を感謝する秋祭りを行ってきました。その年に得た実りや繁栄、ご縁を自然の神々に感謝し、来年の開運招福を祈願してきました。神々を「お祀り」して感謝と願いをするイベントだから「お祭り」と言います。感謝と祈願の神事があってこそ「お祭り」。そして、「お祭り」は、自然への畏敬と感謝を再確認する(思い出すきっかけ)という役割もあると言えます。  今年得た収穫、繁栄、ご縁を神様に感謝し、来年の繁栄・開運招福を祈願しましょう。 日本人が昔から行ってきた日本の文化・伝統を次の世代に一緒に伝えていきましょう!

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Shichi-Go-San 七五三詣

In Japan, Shichi-Go-San (753) is celebrated every November 15th.  This ceremony is performed to honor children and dates back to the 17th century. Held for all children who are three, boys who are five, and girls who are seven, the ceremony is a very big day in their lives (ages are in Asian reckoning*). Children are dressed […]

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Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae, Joya-sai年越の大祓・除夜祭
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