Jan 6, 2012
A Happy New Year
Shimenawa, sacred rice-straw ropes, are hung across the top of the gateway, which is also decorated with pine boughs or Kadomatsu.
Kagami-mochi(rice cake) are offerings to the god of the New Year.
People threw a coin into the donation box at the shrine.
Omikuji ( written fortune ) are written fortunes which can be obtained by drawing lots in most Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples.
The Shrine offers Amazake ( sweet alcoholic ).
Can you see a monkey ?
They stand in line waiting to pray.
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