About Shinto Items
In Japan, it is a traditional custom that people visit Shinto shrines and receive sacred goods such as Ofuda and Omamori. These can give yearly protection, good luck, happiness, or success in business. Visitors to Shusse Inari Shrine come for this especially.
Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America has the same spirits in it of our main shrine in Japan, Shusse Inari Shrine, so you are able to share in these blessings.
We have Ofuda (talismans), Omamori (charms), Ema (wishing boards), Engi-mono (bamboo rakes, decorative arrows, etc.) and Kamidana (small shrines for your home or workplace). All items have been blessed; however, if you would like a personalized blessing, please let us know.
All Shinto Items obtained from our Shrine are sacred objects and need to be treated with respect and the proper etiquette. Please keep in mind when obtaining a Kamidana and/or Ofuda there is an implied commitment to follow the proper respectful customs.
To properly care for the Ofuda, place the Ofuda in a Kamidana, or high on the north or west wall in your living room or workplace. If the floor above is occupied, please write the kanji for cloud (雲) and place it on the ceiling above the Ofuda/Kamidana. Offerings of rice, salt, and water should be made (The Member’s Handbook has the details).
Shinto Items should be returned to the Shrine for Otakiage after one year. Instructions for returning Shinto Items are here.
If you would like to obtain our Shinto Items, please use the Request Form.
Some Shinto Items come in multiple colors. Only the colors shown are available.
After we received your request form, we will send an email with the donation invoice including shipping fees via PayPal.
※Minimum donation amounts do not include shipping fees, sales tax, or customs duties.