2019 / Shinto Shrine in Little Tokyo, Jan. 01, 2019

Shusse Inari Shrine of America booth at New Year’s Celebration event in Little Tokyo. (Cultural News Photo)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Saitan-sai: 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Hatsumode, Shinto goods and services: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Little Tokyo New Year’s Celebration event area
Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Street, Los Angeles


In Japan, people come and pray for happiness in the New Year at a Shinto Shrine.

Every year since 2014, Shusse Inari Shrine of America has had a booth at the New Year’s Day event in Little Tokyo.

We will hold a New Year’s Saitan-sai ceremony at 11am. Feel free to join us to pray for New Year’s happiness!

Following the ceremony, we will keep the public altar open to let people pray individually for Hatsumode (New Year’s visit) until 2:30pm.

Shinto goods such as Omamori, Ofuda, Kumade (bamboo rake) and Hamaya (decorative arrow) will also be available during this time.

We also will provide individual Gokit services, such as New Year’s happiness, Yaku-yoke, Business Success, Safe Driving, Recovering from Illness.

The individual Gokit services are appointment only, please contact AmuletOffice@ShusseInariShrine.org  for details.