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2022 Annual Events

Feb

February 1

Goma fire rituals

This ritual consists in burning votive tablets as a propitiatory act. A sermon is held before regular Goma rituals. The chief priest or the deputy priest holds a sermon calm and warm the hearts, and heal your mind (10:30 AM) After Goma rituals, a healing ceremony is performed by one of our yamabushi. For those who wish to receive an individual prayer during Goma rituals, please let us know beforehand. If you participate make sure you come to the reception before 10:30 AM. There is an admission fee to pay and a separate fee for individual prayers. If you participate...

February 3

Setsubun Bean-throwing and Yakuyoke Hoshimatsuri / Grand Goma Ceremony

Yaku-Yoke(Apotropaic prayers) For those who face an inauspicious year, this is a chance to participate in an apotropaic ritual to ward off misfortune. In the Buddhist tradition, setsubun(February third, and end of Winter) marks the beginning of the new year. On this day we pray to Fudo Myoo. Inauspicious years are ages 19 and 33 for women (calculated using the Chinese system where at the time of birth you are 1 year old), and ages 25 and 42 for men. Rokusan-Yoke A ceremony to ward the evil out of your body if one (or more) of 9 appointed parts hurts....

February 15

Goma fire rituals

This ritual consists in burning votive tablets as a propitiatory act. A sermon is held before regular Goma rituals. The chief priest or the deputy priest holds a sermon calm and warm the hearts, and heal your mind (10:30 AM) After Goma rituals, a healing ceremony is performed by one of our yamabushi. For those who wish to receive an individual prayer during Goma rituals, please let us know beforehand. If you participate make sure you come to the reception before 10:30 AM. There is an admission fee to pay and a separate fee for individual prayers.