Please follow their instruction there on how to do it.
SETSUBUNE - Bean throwing ceremony
To celebrate the last day of the lunar year, we will have the festive ceremony of
'bean throwing' (mamemaki) at 1:30pm on February 4th. The dried roasted soy beans
are thrown to bring in good fortune and drive away evil spirits. Everyone yells,
"Fukuwauchi, oniwasoto!" Translated: In with good luck; away with demons. People
born under the zodiac sign of the year (12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, etc, year
old) are selected as bean throwers and the crowd of people try to catch the thrown
beans which are said to bring good fortune. Please come and join us. If you were
born in the year of Dog and would like to be a bean thrower on stage, wearing Kamishimo
(Japanese traditional costume), please bring in, mail or fax this form below to the
temple at (213)624-8650.
The Ministers, Board of Directors, Buddhist Women’s Association, and Zenshuji Organizations
would like to wish all the congregation members and friends a Happy 2018 New Year!
May 2018 be filled with Good Health, Happiness, Love, Hope, Longevity and Prosperity.
We enjoyed your support, partnership and hours of hard work to continue the growth
of Zenshuji. We look forward to your continued effort to help Zenshuji grow as
we head toward our golden anniversary.
Carolyn Abe Hashiba
Chairperson of Zenshuji Board of Directors
GENERAL MEETING AND NEW YEAR’S PARTY
You are cordially invited to the General Meeting (3:00pm) and New Year’s Party (5:00pm)
on Sunday, January 28th, 2018. We will have elections for Board Members, financial
reports from the various organizations, reports of new activities, and question/answer
We look forward to seeing you there. Please look out for New Year Party invitation
and Bento order form in the mail in early January.
100TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE MEETING
Our 100th Anniversary is in four years from now in 2022. We have started to think
about this big event since last year and we will hold another 100th year anniversary
committee meeting at 2 pm on Sunday, January 21st. If you are interested in or have
any ideas for the event, please join us.