We hold various seasonal ceremonies to show our respect and gratitude to Kami-sama. 


Please join us at our ceremonies.



 遙か昔から日本人が代々受け継いできた伝統文化・習慣が急速に失われつつある昨今。私達の世代で消滅させてしまうのか、次の世代に伝えていくかの選択の時期が来ているのではないでしょうか。 自然の力に感謝し、次の世代に伝えるきっかけにしてください。

七五三詣 Shichigosan (Children’s Blessing for ages 3, 5, 7)

Please reference our Shichigosan Gokitō page for information and to see this year’s schedule here.

Shichigosan is observed every year on November 15th. Shichigosan is a ceremony that honors children, and dates back to the 17th century in Japan. It’s celebrated by families with children who are three, boys who are five, and girls who are seven*. It’s a big day for the children who participate.

Children are dressed in their best traditional, age-appropriate clothes, and their parents take them to shrines to be blessed by priests. The parents and children both offer their thanks to the Kami-sama in appreciation. For the parents, this marks a significant step in their child’s life, and one in which the parents are grateful for the child’s health and well-being.

We can arrange Kimono rental and fitting as well as a photo shoot. Please contact us for details.

*Ages are counted in Asian reckoning: the year of your birth counts as being one year old. So if you are 20 years old, you are 21 years old in Asian reckoning.

If you are interested in participating, and/or would like to request Shichigosan ceremony or Gokitō in person, please make an appointment using the Shichigosan request form.






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