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 website).
Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America provides Yaku-Barai/Yaku-Yoke and Setsubun-no-Harae services 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 service fee via check or PayPal. We will hold the Setsubuni-no-Harae service on February 2nd with your hitogata (and/or katashiro), then notify you after completion of the service.
The hitogataand katashiro fromShinto 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, we have a custom to eat roasted beans for every Kazoedoshi (Eastern Age. Adding 1 to our actual age) during Setsubun to bring long life.