New Year Visits; Weddings; Baby’s First Shrine Visit; Zodiac Birth Year Celebrations; Prayers for Success in Entrance Examinations, Travel Safety, Automobiles Purchases, Fishery, or Business; Reporting of Prayers Fulfilled. Construction related services like Purification of Building Sites, Completion Celebration, Ground Breaking Ceremony, House-warming are in high demand.
Yaku-barai (blessing for removal of bad luck)
Pre-Bad-Luck Ages: 24 , 41 , 60
Bad-Luck Ages: 25 , 42 , 61
Post-Bad-Luck Ages: 26 , 43, 62
Pre-Bad-Luck Ages: 18 , 32 , 36
Bad-Luck Ages: 19 , 33 , 37
Post-Bad-Luck Ages: 20 , 38
*In Okinawa, the birth year is also customarily considered a Bad-Luck Age.