How to receive a priest's prayer at Susa Jinja (inside the building)

  1. Remove your shoes before stepping up to the building.
  2. Sit on the tatami mat floor with your knees folded, with back straight. If you have bad legs please ask for chair to the priest before the priest's prayer starts.
  3. When the priest bows, please put both hands onto the floor in front of you, bend forward 45 degrees and stay in this position till the priest's bow ends.
  4. When the priest starts chanting your wishes at the altar, please put both hands on the floor in front of you, then bow at 60 degrees till the chanting ends.
The priest says a prayer on your behalf to the Kami, therefore please be respectful during the solemn ritual.