Life Ceremonies

1. Hatsumiya (the First Shrine Visits)

Parents take the newborn baby to a shrine and pray for the child's healthy growth. They are accompanied by the father's mother on this visit.

2. Hatsutanjou (a year old birth visits)

We offer Omochifumi (stepping on a rice cake) after prayers.
A boy wears Waraji- a straw sandals. The straw sandal is worn outside. Therefore, it means the man is to work hard.
A girl wears Nakao (Zouri)-sandals. The Zouri is worn inside the house.Therefore, it means the woman is to follow the housekeeping.

3. Shichigosan (7,5,3 year old cerebrations)

November 15 is the day parents take their sons (three or five years old) and daughters (three or seven years old) in exquisite kimono or suits to shrines to pray for their health and growth.

4. Seijinshiki (Coming-of-Age Ceremonies)

Celebrates those becoming 20 years old, and encourages them to become aware of their responsibility as adults and make a resolution to survive. It is called 'Genpuku-shiki', a traditional way to cerebrate in conformity with samurai family manners (By Ogasawara School).

In this ceremony, you can experience how the Edo period samurai became an adult changing a full-dress uniform of child cloth to an adult one. We inform 20years old men and women who visit our shrine when they were childhood. There are two days, every second Sunday and Monday of January. Fee is 20000yen including costume and photos.

5. Shinto Weddings

Approximately 50 couples held wedding in our shrine through a year. The wedding is held with traditional order. Going through Omotesando by the guidance of the Miko, and pass through the torii and expect it before the alter. About 30 people can attend the wedding ceremony into the main building.

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