New Years Day at Meiji Jingu Shrine

Posted in Japan on 1 January, 2010 (07:16)

New Years Day at Meiji Jingu Shrine

Happy New Year everyone! Lovely sunny day here in Tokyo so we headed to Meiji Jingu Shrine as many do on New Years Day

A bit busy

It was more than a little busy and we had to wait quite a while to get in. People flock here at the start of a new year to pray for fortune in the year ahead.

Lots of coins

A massive white cloth was draped over the steps and ground in front of the temple to catch all the coins being thrown as offerings. On our way out of the shrine we invested in a little prayer block and wrote down our wishes for the year ahead.

I’ll include more pics in my full day post!

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