This is a unique prayer at Misogi Shrine which cleanses all the sins and impurities that prevent you from moving forward in life, and leads you to a richer and happier path.
Misogi is the starting point of the Japanese way of life, a way to purge oneself of sins and impurities, and the way to attain a happy and prosperous future.
It Is Always a Question of Actions
It can be said that life is a series of actions. In fact, our actions are always being judged, that is, whether or not our actions are in line with God's will.
If our actions are in line with God's will, it’s a very good thing. However, if they are not in line with God's will, it is a problem. Such acts will be considered sins.
In the Kojiki (the ancient scriptures of Japan), there is a scene in which Susano-ono-mikoto is banished from Takamagahara after Amaterasu emerges from Ame-no-Iwayado. This is because Susano-ono-mikoto was accused of committing a sin.
Sins and Impurities Inhibit Progress in Life
Sin and impurity are invisible to the eye.
In most cases, we are not even aware of them.
In essence, we are not aware that we are carrying such invisible things with us. However, when you have sin and impurity in your life, it prevents you from moving forward. No matter what you do, it will not go well. If things don't go well, it's because you have sins and impurities. Therefore, it is necessary to purge these sins and impurities.
Sins and Impurities Are Transmitted to the Breath.
Where are these invisible sins and impurities? The breath, which sustains life, carries the sins and impurities of our ancestors. How do we purge these sins and impurities? We purify them through a breathing technique.
In the prayer for the purification of Misogi, we will actually practice the "art of breathing".
The place for the prayer is Misogi-den. This is too sacred a place to enter normally, thus, you can only enter when you undergoing Misogi purification.
The prayer time is about 30 minutes. However, if you include the time for preparation, it will take about an hour.
The minimum donation is 10,000 yen. Please be sure to make a reservation at least one day in advance, as the ceremony may coincide with another shrine event.
Let's cleanse ourselves of all our sins and impurities, and move on with our lives under the blessings of God.
We are looking forward to your visit.
For inquiries and reservations, please call us.
Phone number: 0551-36-3000 (9:00 to 16:00, and until 17:00 on weekends and holidays).
In the same way that dust and dirt accumulate to make things dirty soon after cleaning, we also become ‘dirty’ again even after being cleansed by "Misogi-Harai". Therefore, spiritual cleansing is inseparable from our daily lives.