2018 / Little Tokyo: Shinto public altar to be set on January 1

Shinto priest or Kannushi, right, performs purification on visitors to the Shinto public altar.

Shinto public altar will be set up by Shusse Inari Shrine of America on Jan. 1, 2018, from 11 am to 3 pm at a booth in Weller Court, Little Tokyo.

Saitan-sai or New Year’s ceremony will take place from 11:00 am to 11:30 am. This ceremony is open to the public.

Shinto goods such as omamori, ofuda, bamboo rake and decorative arrow will be available for purchase.  Web: ShusseInariShrine.org