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Offering of Food to the Kami

Every morning at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, we offer rice, sake, vegetables, fruits, and other offerings to Hachiman okami to pray for the prosperity of the Imperial Family and the nation. This ritual is called onikkusai, the offering itself is called shinsen, and the gathering to consecrate the daily offerings to the gods is called onikkukensenkou.
In addition to paying your respects to Hachiman okami, you will also be praying for the safety of your family and the health of your body. You may choose the date of the offering, and attend the ritual on that day. In addition, once a year, we will hold a onikkukensenkou festival for the shrine’s worshippers. Why don't you and your family attend the offering ritual in the early morning at the shrine hall on a special day such as your birthday or wedding anniversary?

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How to apply
If you would like to apply for the onikkukensenkou, we will send you an introduction. Please contact us by phone or email.
Date of participation
You may choose to attend the ritual on the following dates:

April 1 to March 31 of the following year
※Please note that we cannot accept applications for 1/1 and 9/15 due to special events at the shrine at these times.

Those who attend the offering may have breakfast with the priests after the onikkusai ritual. If you are unable to attend on the day of the service, after the dedication at the onikkusai, we will send you a prayer card and a small offering of food and drink. Please note that we will not be able to serve breakfast in the first half of January.

Prayers
On the offering day, we will not only offer your respects, but we will also pray for the safety of your family, the health of your body, and any other prayers you wish to offer.

Family safety, business prosperity, traffic safety, warding off evil, academic achievement, safety, good health, recovery from illness, good fortune, fulfillment of wishes, and company prosperity and more

Initial charge
10,000 yen per application

If you would like to apply for the onikkukensenkou, we will send you an introduction. Please contact us by email. Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have.
Kindly include your postal code and address in your message to speed up the process.

E-mail:international-affairs@hachimngu.or.jp