Setsubun (February 2nd) is a day before the New Year in the Lunar Calendar, and it is also the day before a new season begins.
During this time, those who’ve missed Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae and are willing to participate, have a chance to receive Setsubun-no-Harae. It is the same as Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae, a prayer meant to purify and to get rid of misfortune, yakunan, and kegare (withered spirit) as well as recharge the spirit. Setsubun-no-Harae rituals also use hitogata and katashiro the same way they are used in Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae. (the application forms and the package plan information are available on our website).
Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America provides Yaku-Barai/Yaku-Yoke and Setsubun-no-Harae ceremonies with mystic rituals that have been passed down through generations of the priest’s family.
Setsubun-no-Harae Package Plan List
Please select one of the following plans and mail us hitogata (and/or katashiro), application form, and donation via check or PayPal. We will hold the Setsubuni-no-Harae service on February 2nd with your hitogata (and/or katashiro) and notify you after completing of the ceremony.
The hitogataand katashiro from Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America has the mystic words, Tokusa-no-kamdakara. Tokusa-no-kamdakara refers to the ten sacred treasuries from Amatsu Kami (heavenly deities) in Takamagahara. (Please visit our website for details of Tokusa-no-kamdakara)
Blessed Rice is from Koda Farms, where Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America purifies and blesses their field by praying to Shusse Inari Ōkami-sama so that the rice may grow and bring good fortune, happiness, and health to those who eat it.
(Please visit our website for details of our enshrined Kami-sama at “Gosaijin” page)
Koda Farms website: kodafarms.com
Blessed Beans is offered to Shusse Inari Ōkami-sama so that the beans may bring good fortune, happiness, and health to those who eat it.
In Japan, it is customary to eat roasted beans for every Kazoedoshi (Eastern Age. Adding 1 to our actual age) during Setsubun to bring long life.