Upcoming Event

April 24, 25 and 26 - Kannagara Aiki Taisai

Annual Aikido Gasshuku featuring the Ireisai (Memorial for Mitama of Aiki Founder), Aikido Training, Misogi Shuho and Shinto Meditation.

Friday April 24
Registration and open Mat: 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Aiki Keiko and Yuuhai: 6:00 to 8:30
Group dinner in Granite Falls

Saturday April 25
Misogi Shuho: 8:00 am
Chouhai (morning ceremony): 9:00
Chinkonsai (Shinto active meditation) 9:30
Aiki Keiko: 10:00 to 1:00
IREISAI (Memorial for Mitama of O’Sensei: AIKO-NO-MIKOTO) 1:15
Naorae (potluck party) at Tsubaki House: 6:00 to 10:00

Sunday April 26
Misogi Shuho 8:30
Chouhai 9:30
Chinkonsai 10:00
Asagohan (Japanese breakfast [Mrs. Chika Barrish will prepare) at Kaikan 10:30 to 11:00
Aiki Keiko: 11:00 to 1:30

Thank you for visiting the website of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America.


Located on a pristine 25 acre site near Seattle, WA (by car - by bus), Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is the traditional Jinja Shinto Shrine and the direct North American branch of Tsubaki O Kami Yashiro in Mie Prefecture one of the oldest and most prestigious shrines in Japan with a history of over 2000 years.

Originating in Japan's prehistory, Shinto is the Natural Spirituality or the practice of the philosophy of proceeding in harmony with and gratitude to Divine Nature.

The Shinto Shrine is an enriched environment where we can feel deeply refreshed and renewed. Please feel welcome to make the Omairi (visit) to Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America for the Seishiki Sanpai (shrine visit). Also the staff can conduct the Oharae (purification ceremony) as well as many types of Shinto Ceremonies for individuals, families, groups or businesses. At Tsubaki America Shrine there is also the opportunity for Misogi ShuHo (purification in the Mountain Stream) and training in Aiki-do

On the left is Reverend Yukiyasu Yamamoto, the 97th Generation Guji (high priest) of Tsubaki-O-Kami-Yashiro. On the right is Rev. Lawrence Koichi Barrish who built Kannagara Jinja and is now Senior Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America.