Japan celebrates those who reach twenty years of age when they officially become an adult. Seijin shiki—the celebration ceremony—happens on the second Monday in January in every city. This is considered so important the second Monday in January has been declared a national holiday.
When a person reaches the age of adulthood, they visit a Shinto Shrine and show appreciation for their maturation. Kami-sama is then informed of their new adult status. As a new member of society, they vow to contribute to society, after which they pray for divine guidance and protection. The new adult then returns home and expresses gratitude to their parents and those who helped raise them well.
Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America celebrates new adults and encourages them to attend a coming of age blessing ceremony.
Our head priest, Rev. Izumi Hasegawa created a video message which is also being shown on the Nadeshiko Kai website.
Please join Rev. Izumi Hasegawa on November 1, 2020 at 7:00PM PST (please note Daylight Savings is over on that day) for the monthly Tsukinamisai 月次祭 Shinto service livestream on our YouTube channel “ShintoInari”! Please make sure to note the time change since Daylight Savings will be over.Tsukinami-sai is the Shinto service to show respect and appreciation and ask for blessings from the nature spirits. Since we have renewed members, we will combine the service with a celebration of the member’s induction. Also for our members who have a birthday this month, we will hold a birth-month Kigan Gokitō blessing service after the conclusion of the service.This month’s exclusive Closing Talk for members and Patreon patrons is about “Shichi-go-san,” Children’s Blessings for ages 3, 5, and 7.Let’s show our respect and appreciation for the Nature Spirits (Kami-sama) and ask for blessings.
Join here to 月次祭 Tsukinami-sai for November 2020
The 2nd session of 稲荷道場Inari Dōjō is the “Fundamental Praying Method”. In this session, Rev. Hasegawa explains various praying methods. What you do when you visit jinja or pray at kamidana? How deep you bow at each program in the service? How to do Tamagushi hairei? You will know with this video!
The Inari Dōjō is a virtual Dōjō with lectures about Shinto, Japanese culture, customs, traditions, and language as well as Japanese pop culture!
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May the Nature Spirits/Kami-sama be with you!