Ooharae is a Shinto great purification ceremony which is conducted only twice yearly (the end of June and December) to ward off all distortions, sins, impurity, or spiritual exhaustion which has piled up on your spirit for the previous six months. This allows you to start the next six months with a clean and refreshed spirit, free of illness, misfortune, and spiritual exhaustion.
This is an event rarely seen outside of Japan, and we are honored to host Certified Shinto Priestess, Rev. Kuniko Kanawa, at Shofuso to conduct this ceremony.
Attendees will chant along with the great purification liturgy before transferring any negative energy to a katashiro, a small human-shaped sheet of paper. These will be burned in the sacred flame by Rev. Kanawa as a final release of the captured negative energy, before she performs the Kagura Shinto sacred dance of Misogi-harae.Hand-made Chinowa amulets will available for separate purchase.
Limited tickets available:
$30 for non-members
$25 for members