To our Members and Visitors:

Thank you for your support of the shrine at Granite Falls, Washington over these many years. The Kamisama and the sacred items have been transferred to Shin Mei Spiritual Centre, the North America branch of Tsubaki Grand Shrine. We look forward to receiving you at Shin Mei, near Victoria, B.C. Shin Mei is located on Knapp Island and is operated by Matsuri Foundation of Canada, a registered Canadian charity.

Please visit the website at for more information, or contact the shrine at  250.656.0755. We are grateful to Rev. and Mrs. Barrish for their many years of dedication to Tsubaki Grand Shrine.

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

Located near Seattle, WA, 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