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Information on Oharae (Major Purification Ritual)

2020oharae.JPGOharae is held at 5pm on 30th June.

In 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 Ritual) is held twice a year to ward off their impurity and pray for their good health and fortune.

Due to the COVID-19, only Shinto priests conduct the ritual.


For those who cannot attend the ritual

We provide Hitogata (paper doll) to transfer sins and impurity by rubbing their own bodies.

Rub your body with the paper doll, and breathe to the paper doll and put in the box. Donation box is placed next to paper dolls.

May you be in good health and the current situation come to an end.



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