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Upcoming Events

December 31, 2014 and January 1 - 4, 2015 Hatsumode 2015
First shrine visit of New Year Every one can receive Okami’s Blessing / good luck for new year.
» Please click here for Schedule

Dec. 31 (Wed), 2014
Open gate- 11:30pm-0:30 of Jan. 01
SAITANSAI (first ceremony of new year ) at midnight

Jan. 01 (Thu), 2015
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(Fri), 2015
Open gate – 10am-4:00pm
Oharae(ceremony) Every hour.
11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Jan. 03 (Sat), 2015
Open gate – 10am-4:00pm
Oharae(ceremony) Every hour.
11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00

Jan. 04 (Sun), 2015
Open gate – 10am-4:00pm
Individual ceremony available. Min. $20/person

  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 (Wed) - Jan. 03 (Sun)
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.)

Employment Opportunity

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

On the left is Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, the 97th Generation Guji (high priest) of Tsubaki-O-Kami-Yashiro. On the right is Rev. Lawrence Koichi Barrish who built Kannagara Jinja and is now Senior Shinto Priest 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 the spontaneous reverence for Nature of Japan’s deep 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