Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Day continued

Here are additional photos from our New Year's Day visit to the shrine.

My post from yesterday (along with a video) is here. And Mister's nighttime visit to a different shrine is here.

 There were a lot of people, and they all patiently waited for their turn to enter the shrine.

Once inside you prayed.

And gave a donation to the shrine. Yep, somebody threw a whole wallet. I wonder whether it was full or empty.

If you didn't have kids, you were more than welcome to bring your pets to pray with you. No, we didn't bring our cats. It was too cold.

And when your religious duty was fulfilled, you went back home and ate traditional New Year foods, like these ones:
Personally, I'm not a fan of osechi (that's what's shown above), and I almost choked to death on mochi in my soup.

Happy Year of the Rabbit to you!!!

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