2019 / Los Angeles: Shusse Inari Shrine of America to provide semi-annual purification service, June 30

Forwarded for Shusse Inari Shrine of America

Nagoshi-no-Hare & Chinowa Service
Family can participate for building Chinowa

Sunday, June 30, 2019
13:00 check in
TW Studio, 5511-1/2 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90066

From ancient times, the Japanese people have practiced Nagoshi-no-Hare, a prayer to purify and to rid themselves of the first half of the year’s saiyaku (unfortunate events such as illnesses, accidents, or fights) and kegare, or “withered spirit.”

Over the course of the first half of the year, the energy of a person’s spirit is diminished by tiredness, stress, and other pressures, as well as inadvertent sins or transgressions.

To cleanse and refresh this energy and recharge the spirit, Nagoshi-no-Harae rituals are performed every June.

Participants build then also walk through the large Chinowa wreath to pray for good health, safety, and happiness through the second half of the year as well as Nagoshi-no-Hare with hitogata.

If you are not able to attend the service but interested in having the hitogata service, we will send hitogata and application form, so please email us.

Shusse Inari Shrine of America provides these traditional ritual services.

Throughout history, we have been told “Those who do Nagoshi-no-Hare live long lives,” so please come with family and friends!

We are also looking for volunteer including parents and children to build Chinowa. It is a great opportunity to experience traditional Japanese culture as well as enjoy the Chinowa you build!

What: Nagoshi-no-Hare & Chinowa Service by Shusse Inari Shrine of America
When: Sunday, June 30 (canceled in case of rain)
Where: TW Studio (5511-1/2 Centinela Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90066) parking lot

13:00 Check-in, Chinowa building
14:00 Nagoshi-no-Hare & Chinowa Services begin
14:30 Walk through Chinowa (pets welcome)
16:00 Take down Chinowa

We are able to provide hitogata service for Nagoshi-no-Hare as well as various Gokitoh services (such as family health and safety, healthy delivery for mother and children, granting wishes, and more) on the same day at the same place.

An appointment is required for the those Gokitoh services.  To inquire, please contact us at: AmuletOffice@ShusseInariShrine.org

Passing along eco-conscious traditions to the next generation.

Shinto is a mindset and way of living with respect for nature, living things and our ancestors, and it has long been recognized as Japan’s cultural root.

Unlike Buddhism, Christianity, or other religions, Shinto has no holy texts, nor individual founder. It is said that Shinto has been practiced for more than 2,000 years.

One of the most important elements of Shinto practice is paying respect and seeking harmony between people and nature, among our families, communities, and the world. In today’s society, the need to strive for these goals has become more apparent than ever before.

We hold various events introducing the traditional Japanese eco-conscious way of life so that future generations can enjoy nature as we do.

Details about Shinto and these events can be found on our Newsletter, website, and social media: http://ShusseInariShrine.org
Please come and enjoy our events!!
May the Shusse Inari Spirits be with you!