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HATSUMODE 2018 Invitation for the New Year Ceremony You are cordially invited to join Hatsumode (the Seasonal First Visit to the Shrine) on New Year’s Day 2018 January 1 st  Venue: Hotel Okura Amsterdam Otter and Esperance Room Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 Amsterdam 04:00- 05:00 PM   Free entrance Donations are welcome Program: 15:30 Registration of guests 16:00 Shinto ceremony: Hatsumode 17:00 Naorai (congratulatory toast with sake) 18:00 End Please reply here before December 26 th   to confirm your attendance After December 26 th   you will receive a confirmation. Hatsumode is the seasonal first visit to the shrine in order to receive the pure blessings of nature. During New Year’s Day the guests of Hotel Okura have access to the Holland Shinto Shrine, which is temporarily built in the Otter and Esperance Room. Every hour shintomaster Paul de Leeuw will perform a purification ceremony exclusively for the families who are staying at the hotel. Due to the gracious courtesy of Hotel Okura we have the pleasure to invite you to attend the Grand New Year Ceremony at 04:00 PM. We will celebrate the Grand Ceremony for the New Year for the 13 th   time. The ceremony will be performed by drs Paul de Leeuw, Shintomaster, assisted by Jacqueline van der Ham, Miko. At the reception desk you will find Omamori for personal protection or traffic safety, Ofuda, Ema,  and  Omikuji (fortune telling). It will be worthwhile to visit the temporary shrine on New Year’s Day.