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Information on Oharae (Major Purification)

oharae2016.JPGIn Shinto tradition, all unhappy or unfortunate incidents such as diseases or natural hazards, etc. are thought to be connected with sin and impurity. Therefore, the ritual known as oharae (Major Purification) is held twice a year to ward off their in purity and pray for their good health and fortune.


Oharae is held at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm on 30th June
*Rituals are held 4 times. Please choose your convenient time to attend.
*Reception desk will open 30min before ritual starts
*All instruction is provided in Japanese only


For those who cannot attend the ritual
We provide Hitogata (paper doll) to transfer sins and impurity by rubbing their own bodies.
Write your name and age on the paper doll, and rub your body with the paper doll.
At last, breathe to the paper doll and put in the box. Donation box is placed next to the paper dolls.


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