Flowers in Japan

O-Shougatsu (New Year) In Pictures (2)

Enjoy some pictures describe how Japanese people celebrate the new year (お正月 /o-shougatsu/).
Part 2/3 : New Year’s first praying at a shrine : hatsumoude (初詣で).

hatsumode, visiting shrine in the beginning of a new year

visiting shrine in the beginning of a new year

lampion decorations

lampion decorations

Narande imasu (queuing)

Narande imasu (queuing)

hatsumode : praying at shrine on 1-3 January

hatsumode : praying at shrines on 1-3 January

A shinto believer

A shinto believer

 

letter of requests to the God

letter of requests to the God

 


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