Matsuri / Festivals

Upcoming Event

December 31, 2017 and January 1 - 2, 2018 Hatsumode 2018

First shrine visit of New Year
Every one can receive Okami's Blessing /
good luck for new year.

Dec.31 (Sun), 2017
Open gate- 11:30pm-0:30am of Jan.01
SAITANSAI (first ceremony of new year ) at midnight

Jan.01 (Mon), 2018
Open gate – 9:30am-5pm
Oharae(ceremony) Every 45min.
10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45

Jan.02 (Tue), 2018
Open gate – 10am-4pm
Oharae(ceremony) Every hour. 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

  1. We will close gate for security except Open gate time. Shrine ground will be open when gate is open.
    Thank you for your cooperation.
  2. No pets allowed on the shrine ground. Please keep them in your car.
Dec. 31 (Sun) - Jan. 02 (Tue)
You can enjoy
1) Free hot tea on the shrine ground
2) Purchase omamori (amulet), ofuda, hamaya, omikuji etc….
on the shrine ground without receiving ceremony.

1st 800 people who receive ceremony will be given "Good luck candy"

Please prepare ceremony fee, minimum $10.00 per person. (Including babies.)

Thank you for visiting the website of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America.


Located on a pristine 25 acre site near Seattle, WA (by car - by bus), Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is the traditional Jinja Shinto Shrine and the direct North American branch of Tsubaki O Kami Yashiro in Mie Prefecture one of the oldest and most prestigious shrines in Japan with a history of over 2000 years.

Originating in Japan's prehistory, Shinto is the Natural Spirituality or the practice of the philosophy of proceeding in harmony with and gratitude to Divine Nature.

The Shinto Shrine is an enriched environment where we can feel deeply refreshed and renewed. Please feel welcome to make the Omairi (visit) to Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America for the Seishiki Sanpai (shrine visit). Also the staff can conduct the Oharae (purification ceremony) as well as many types of Shinto Ceremonies for individuals, families, groups or businesses. At Tsubaki America Shrine there is also the opportunity for Misogi ShuHo (purification in the Mountain Stream) and training in Aiki-do

On the right is Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, the 97th Generation Guji (high priest) of Tsubaki-O-Kami-Yashiro. On the left is Rev. Lawrence Koichi Barrish who built Kannagara Jinja and is now Senior Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America.