Sunday, December 31st, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific)
Join us for the live-stream.
On December 31st, we will hold its once a year Shinto ceremonies, Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae and Joya-sai.
In the Toshikoshi-no-Ōharae, we pray to the nature spirits / Kami-sama for purification and ask to recharge our spirits, and bless us with health and protection from misfortune and illness. In this ceremony, we provides traditional ceremony with mystic rituals that have been passed down through generations of the priest’s family.
If you send your hitogata and katashiro, they will be used in the ceremony to refresh your spirits! To participate, please visit this page and use the application form on our website. Please note: your hitogata/katashiro must reach us no later than December 28th.
For Joya-sai, which is the new year’s eve matsuri, we tell our gratitude to the nature spirits, Kami-sama, with regards to this whole year’s blessings, and ask for their blessings for happiness, good fortune as well as prosperity for the coming new year.
We plan to live-stream the ceremony on YouTube starting at 7:00 p.m. (PST) on the channel “ShintoInari.” We hope that you can join us wherever you are at the time.
When you visit Shinto Shrine, you put some Osaisen into the donation box, so when you join the ceremony, please follow the custom and support our shrine so we may continue to hold these events.