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Upcoming events

Shinto study meeting & workshop

Shusse Inari Shrine of America holds Shinto study meeting & workshop on April, August and October.

At this meeting & workshop, Rev. Izumi Hasegawa gives introduction of Shinto, etiquette and praying manner at Shinto Shrine / altar. Also Japanese mythology storytelling. (Suggested donation $5 per person).

Through this meeting & workshop, you will learn Japanese culture and custom!

When: Sunday, April 22nd, 4pm – 5pm

Where: Happy Square (Nijiya shopping mall)

          (2139 West 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504)

RSVP: Please email us



Upcoming events:

Late April: Lucky Rice / Inari Mai seeding ceremony at Koda Farms 

May 6th: Japanese Mythology Arts and Craft at JACCC’s Fiesta Matsuri 2018

11am – 4pm (244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

More info about Fiesta Matsuri is at JACCC website.

June 9th & 10th: Main Shrine’s Summer Matsuri

June 30th: Nagoshi-no-harae

July 22nd: Natsu Matsuri at Bridge USA Natsu Matsuri

August: Shinto study meeting & workshop

October: Shinto study meeting & workshop

November: Aki Matsuri and Shichi-go-san

December: Obarai

Introduction to Shusse Inari Shrine

Shusse Inari Shrine of America is the American branch of Shusse Inari Shrine, located in the city of Matsue in the Izumo region of Shimane Prefecture.

Shusse Inari Shrine has been respected by the feudal lords of Matsue, as well as the area’s local people, since the 12th century.

The main deity enshrined here is 宇迦之御魂神 (Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami), who is the deity of productivity, business, food, and harvests, and whose workings give us life as human beings. It is through this kami’s divine virtue as the root of life that we can enjoy the blessings of nature.

Also enshrined here are 誉田別命 (Homudawake-no-Mikoto), to whom Samurai paid respect, as well as the deity of water and the deity of health. Shusse Inari Shrine is known for having the power to bring good luck, business and career success, recovery from illness, marriage and relationship happiness, good catches of fish, huge harvests and student success. Lately, Shusse Inari Shrine has also become popular for bringing good luck in the lottery.

Shusse Inari Shrine of America performs various prayer services such as for business success when you open a new restaurant or office, safe driving for a new car, safety and success of karate/judo/kendo dojos, Shichi-go-san (7-5-3 rites/blessing ceremony for children), weddings, etc. Feel free to ask us.

Information about the priest of Shusse Inari Shrine of America can be found at the About Us page.

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