Shinto Blessing Ceremony at First Viewing
Join us at the Seattle Japanese Garden for a very special Shinto blessing ceremony on March 4th, 2018! This ceremony is a part of First Viewing, a re-opening event welcoming the general public inside the gates for the 2018 season.
Our First Viewing celebration begins at 10 a.m. with the dramatic flair of a Shinto blessing. A Shinto blessing is a formal ceremony that's been conducted in Japan since ancient times. The blessing will usher in auspicious ki life energy for a successful new year and will be conducted by Reverend Koichi Barrish of Tsubaki Grand Shrine from Granite Falls, WA.
Pre-purchasing a ticket to this event reserves your seat at the Shinto blessing ceremony. General admission for First Viewing will be available as soon as the blessing ceremony is completed.
Seattle Japanese Garden (View)
1075 Lake Washington Blvd. East
Seattle, WA 98112