Zenshuji Temple’s celebration for children’s Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3 years old) will
be held on Sunday, November 14th 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.
To Register, please call the temple and register with the ministers at Zenshuji.
Also you can ask Ms. Akutagawa for kimono rental and/or dressing. Please call her
for pricing and detail at 805-404-7635.
ZENSHUJI 100TH ANNIVERSARY FUND CAMPAIGN
Dear Members and Friends of Zenshuji Soto Mission,
It’s been a difficult and challenging past year but we are looking forward to the
future with some normalcy, positive attitude and bright outlook to the future. We
are elated to notify you of the celebration of Zenshuji’s 100th Anniversary in the
fall of next year 2022. This letter is to announce the commencement of the 100th
Anniversary capital campaign. Our goal is to reach $100,000 by August, 2022. Doing
so will allow us to start and complete some of the major projects that will enable
us to better serve our members and friends.
Zenshuji is grateful for your support and monetary donation at any time. We have
received donations from Zenshuji members, clubs, organizations, and affiliations
toward our goal. We thank you for helping us begin the road toward these special
projects related to Wheelchair Access Ramp Relocation, Nokotsudo Expansion and other
projects and events.
Zenshuji Soto Mission is a non-profit organization as described in 501(c)(3) of the
federal income tax law. Donations may be made in lump sum, spread out in increments,
or in one’s will or trust. Enclosed is a pledge form and stamped envelope for your
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Priests, we would like to express our sincerest
appreciation and gratitude for your dedication and commitment to Zenshuji. Like during
the 90th Anniversary we will reach the 100th Anniversary Goal together and “GAMBARIMASHO!”