ONCE A YEAR!
初午祭 Hatsu-uma-sai for 2022
Saturday, March 6th, 2022 at 4:00 pm (Pacific)
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Soon we will celebrate 初午祭 Hatsu-uma-sai for 2022! Please join us for our once-a-year ceremony to celebrate Inari Shrine’s founding, and pray for Good Fortune and Great Success as well as communicate our determination to improve ourselves over the spring and summer as well as communicate our determination to improve ourselves over the spring and summer!
Hatsu-uma is a very important matsuri for an Inari Shrine.
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 Shinto Shrine) celebrate that event, on the first Horse Day in the second month of the year.
You can read more about Hatsu-uma-sai by clicking here.
When you visit a Shinto Shrine, the custom is to put some Osaisen into the donation box.
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