Texas Shinto Study Group Meeting 18DEC05 Japanese Garden Fort Worth
The Texas Shinto Study Group ( www.texasshinto.org ) will be holding
a New Year's Day Misogi at 10:00 at Barton Springs on Sunday,
January 1st, 2006. Misogi is a great ritual for purifying one's
self; especially at the start of the new year.
WE WILL BE MEETING RAIN OR SHINE.
In the event of rain meet at the covered picnic area
In the most literal sense Misogi is the practice of removing kegare
(pollution) from the body/mind/spirit by ritual bathing in cold
water... purification in a river, waterfall, or sea. for a more
detailed explanation see
Date: Sunday January 1st, 2006
Time: 10:00 CST
Contact: For more information contact John Hidalgo at (512) 310-2142
Attire: Men - Fundoshi or swim trunks, Women - White short kimono or
keiko gi jacket/top with appropriate swimwear. Everyone - Hachimaki
(I will try to have some by that time), kimono or robe, zori or
Bring: Tatami beach mat or a beach towel. There is a changing room
with showers on site so feel free to bring whatever toiletries you
Where to meet: Meet at the entrance at the main building. In the
event of rain, meet at the covered picnic area (see picture below).
Location: Barton Springs, Zilker Park2101 Barton Springs Road,
Austin Texas 78704 (See: