Building Shrine Project


The Inari Project is a fund-raising project for the construction of a Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America building, to be dedicated to Inari Ōkami and community center.


The Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America was approved in 2017 as a nonprofit organization in the United States, and is a cornerstone of Japanese traditional culture and customs for people in the US and worldwide.

Our parent shrine, Shusse Inari Shrine, sits in the mythical hometown of Matsue in Shimane prefecture (old name Izumo). It can be traced back to the 12th century. The head priest's family has been taking care of this shrine for many generations. We introduce Shinto, a way of life that values nature and harmony. Until now, we have not had a shrine building in America. We have had many requests for one, so with your help, we will build a shrine.

When the shrine is built, you will be able to visit it any time, or attend ceremonies, such as:

  • Hatsumōde, the first shrine visit of the new year
  • Shichigosan, baby's first shrine visit
  • weddings
  • year-end celebrations
  • Yakudoshi, good luck blessings
  • prayers for success and realization of dreams

There will also be community events to convey the traditional culture.

However, building a shrine in southern California, one of the most expensive real estate areas in the United States, can't be achieved without your support.

If you have a property we can use, please let us know!

Tax deductible donations for this project start at $20. Please use the donation application form if you would like to help.






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