Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
HALLOWEEN PARTY - October 29
On Sunday, October 29th, Zenshuji will host a HALLOWEEN fun activity event for the
young children. The activities will begin at 2:00 pm this year and conclude with
a snack before 4:00 pm. Activities planned include: face painting, monster arts
and crafts, etc. All young children are invited to attend. We are looking forward
to an afternoon of fun and laughter.
CHASEN KUYO 茶筅供養
Zenshuji cordially invites you to the annual Zenshuji Chasen Kuyo Tea Ceremony &
Vegetarian Luncheon on Sunday, November 5th from 11am. Please fill out the registration
form below or call the temple for more information.
Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children’s Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will
be held on Sunday, November 12th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. You can pick either time
Usually girls of seven years, boys of 5 years and boys and girls of 3 years go to
the local shrine to express gratitude to the Gods for their growth and continued
blessings. The children dress in colorful traditional kimono as they enter the shrine.
If Western attire is worn, the children dress up in party dresses and suits. The
children are given candy called “chitoseame” (thousand year candy) to promise them
long life. We order these candies from Japan. Pictures are taken by the proud parents
for these mile stones. We will have Alan Miyatake of Toyo Miyatake Studio, San Gabriel
taking pictures for this memorable event. Come early to take your pictures before
the service. Alan will be downstairs. All children must register with the ministers
at Zenshuji. Please call (213) 624-8658 and make your reservation.