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Upcoming events

Shusse Inari Kō Meeting

Shusse Inari Shrine of America holds regular shrine association meetings for Shinto prayer, meditation, and discussion on even-numbered months at Echo Hall (15016 Daphne Ave, Gardena, CA 90249). The next meeting will be from 4-5pm on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

During these meetings, let us cleanse ourselves of the impure days, calm the spirit, and promote harmony between body and soul. We will also discuss and teach about Shinto mythology, Inari Ōkami, and Japanese culture and customs. RSVPs appreciated via contact page.

Meeting program download

When: Sunday, December 17th, 4-5pm
Where: Echo Hall, 15016 Daphne Ave*, Gardena, CA 90249
Suggested donation: $10 per person
Reservation/inquiries: Contact page

*This street is also called Nader Place



Saitan-sai (New Year’s Ceremony), Hatsumode and offering Shinto goods

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 3pm. Shinto goods such as omamori and ofuda will also be available during this time.

Date: Monday, January 1st, 2018
Ceremony time: 11 – 11:30am
Hatsumode & Shinto goods: 11:30am – 3pm
Where: Little Tokyo (downtown Los Angeles) Onizuka Street (There is landmark of Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial on the street)



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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