Thursday, December 14, 2017
This special sacred Shrine is dedicated to the Konohanasakuia Princess located in Shizuoka Prefecture, visited by the Waitaha Grandfathers Tuwharerangi and /Te Porohau and in the presence of Senior Guide Junko Nakatani San. 2017
Ceremonial Hand washing before prayers, lovely Ka, like Waitaha blood.
Two wonderful Tenghu Masks that are ceremonial
Ceremonial Dress given to brother Tuwharerangi for the occasion
Te Porohau and Tuwharerangi posing for Tengu Masks
The Waitaha Grandfathers Council wishes to thank Waitaha Japan, Junko Nakatani san and Hiroko Higa san for the wonderful journey that our brother Tuwharerangi experienced during his two weeks in Yamato. Love and blessings from the Council.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
We were escorted and guided through the sacred grounds of the Kashima Grand Shrine by senior staff we thank them very much for the privilege also Grandfathers give love and respect to Junko and Yukiko elder brother Okawa for their company
Two grandfathers with two priests who gave us the histories and mysteries of the Kashima Grand Shrine, which we thoroughly enjoyed. It spoke of huge kaitiaki that live in the Earth underneath the Shrine and keep it safe from Earthquake and Flood. Namazu is the name of the Great Giant Fish that has the Kaitiakitanga Role that keeps them safe. It is so deep in the roots of the Shinto Religion. Thank you so very much gentlemen for the wonderful tour of the Grounds.