THE FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR TO PRAY FOR PEACE AND ORDER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
- For seven days from New Year’s Day to January 7, this annual event is held in front of the principal image in the nainaijin (the innermost sanctuary) in the Main Hall. Prayers for a huge harvest, the safety of loved ones, good business, and world peace are offered. Wishing for perfect health, visitors can receive gou-houin on the forehead, a stamp which has magic powers to avert evil like a talisman and gokozui, a sip of healing water.
- January 1 – 7, every year