We made Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra) masks which were
blessed at the Tendoku Daihannya prayer service for the early containment of COVID-19
on August 23rd. You can buy them
at the temple in person or order by mail or online at SHOP page.
If you have questions, please call the temple at 213-624-8658
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHICHI-GO-SAN (7-5-3) SERVICE
Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children’s Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will
be held on Sunday, November 15th at 11:00 am AND 2 pm. You can pick either time
Usually girls of 7 years, boys of 5 years and boys and girls of 3 years old 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.
All children must call the temple and register with the ministers at Zenshuji.
Pictures are taken by the proud parents for these mile stones.
We will have Alan Miyatake of Toyo Miyatake Studio taking pictures for this memorable
event. Please call Alan for reservation at (626) 289-5674. He will be downstairs.
Also you can ask Ms. Akutagawa for kimono rental and/or dressing. Please call her
for pricing and detail at 805-404-7635.