How to Pray at a Shinto Shrine
Gee, these foreign-looking children don’t seem to be sure of the exact ritual for a prayer/offering at a Shinto shrine. This video shows us the correct procedure:
The correct ritual is as follows:
- Put your monetary offering in the box. (The amount of money is not fixed, so give according to your feelings.)
- Ring the bell once.
- Bow twice.
- Clap twice in prayer while thinking about your wish.
- Bow once.
The program also mentions that specific wishes are preferable to vague wishes.\