会場：JACCC（244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
1.30pm – 3.30pm ご自由にご参拝ください
3.30pm – 4.00pm 初午祭 式典
4.00pm – 4.30pm ご自由にご参拝ください
2017 Hatsu-uma Matsuri
Because Inari shrines are very close to nature and the seasons, Shusse Inari Shrine of America holds a festival in the spring called HATSU-UMA MATSURI just as our main shrine in Japan does. Hatsu-uma’s meaning is “first Horse zodiac”, and is celebrated on the first day of the horse on the second month of the year. Around that time in the lunar calendar, it starts to get warm and the feeling of spring approaches. We start to see melting snow, plants on the ground, and animals (including foxes) in the village once again. This day is also the anniversary of the beginning of Inari faith in the year 711.
During Hatsu-uma, we celebrate the coming of spring and pray for this year’s harvest, productivity, prosperity and good luck.
Please come and pray for your wishes at the altar of Shusse Inari Shrine.
What: Hatsu-uma Matsuri
Where: JACCC（244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)
When: Sunday, March 5th, 2017
1.30pm – 3.30pm Walk-in prayers
3.30pm – 4.00pm Hatsu-uma Matsuri service
4.00pm – 4.30pm Walk-in prayers
** Walk-ins are very welcome, but please make an appointment if you need Gokito such as Yakuyoke.
Izumi Hasegawa (certified Shinto Priest by Association of Shinto Shrines)
Senior Priest, Shusse Inari Jinja
President, Shusse Inari Shrine of America