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Monthly Service Program

大道賛歌 Dai do Sanka  Performed by the late Mrs. Kawasaki, wife of the late Bishop Kazue Kawasaki
開始の太鼓  Kaishitaiko    Drum to announce the start of the service 
修祓 Shubatsu  Purification of the temple with a haraegushi, please lower your head.

宮司一杯 Rei to Kami  The opening of the service, please rise and bow with the priest 
倦廉 (降神の儀)Kenren (Koushin no gi)   The arrival of the Deity, please bow your head.  
ハワイ大神宮祝詞奏上 Daijingu Norito Sojyo  The chanting of the Sacred Word - please follow the Daijingu norito in the prayer book  
祝詞奏上 Norito Sojyo  The chanting of the Sacred Word  
御神楽奉納 Miko dance (on special occasions)
御幣拝泰 Gohei Haitai  Please lower your head when the priest blesses you with a gohei and chants   神の御加護を、神笑み給う、祓い給う、清め給う、守り給う、幸え給う  Kamino mikagoo, kami emi tamou, kiyome tamou, mamori tamou, sakiwae tamou 
The offering of tamagushi  Please join us as we express our sincere gratitude and respect to Okamisama  
*閉扉 (昇神の儀) Heihi (Shoushin no gi)  The departure of the Deity, please bow your head. 
宮司一杯 Rei to Kami   The closing of the service, please rise and bow with the priest 

直会 Naorai  The sharing of a drink: Please bow to the priest and take a sake cup. Hold it with both  hands (right holding the rim of the cup and your left hand under it) while he pours the  sake. Look towards the altar and drink the sake in three gentle sips. 

Closing message from Reverend Okada