Dai do Sanka Performed by the late Mrs. Kawasaki, wife of the late Bishop Kazue Kawasaki
Kaishitaiko Drum to announce the start of the service
Shubatsu Purification of the temple with a haraegushi, please lower your head.
Rei to Kami The opening of the service, please rise and bow with the priest
Kenren (Koushin no gi) The arrival of the Deity, please bow your head.
Daijingu Norito Sojyo The chanting of the Sacred Word – please follow the Daijingu norito in the prayer book
Norito Sojyo The chanting of the Sacred Word
Miko dance (on special occasions)
Gohei Haitai Please lower your head when the priest blesses you with a gohei and chants
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
Heihi (Shoushin no gi) The departure of the Deity, please bow your head.
Rei to Kami The closing of the service, please rise and bow with the priest
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