Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Visit to the local Shrine;

*Went to the local shrine to make wishes for the New Year*

Many of the Japanese visit a shrine mainly from New Year's Day to 3rd. 
I also visited local shrine to pray for the safe year today. 
I prayed  "good and healthy year 2014" for all of my blog friends as well.  

First shrine gate "torii, 鳥居".  We purify our hands before praying.

Second gate and long cue to the precinct.

Variety of Charms for the Variety of  purposes
I also bought some (*^_^*)

(posted; Japanese culture page)


  1. Wspaniały zwyczaj. Dziękuję za modlitwę i za mnie. Wszystkiego dobrego w 2014 roku !
    Great custom. Thank you for your prayers and for me. All the best in 2014!

  2. One day I will visit Japan and I would visit the temples, it is on my bucket list, one can dream right?

  3. what a nice tradition, and thank you for thinking of us, your blog friends. :) love and health and happiness wished for you, too.

  4. Looks like your local shrine is very crowded! I remember visitng my local shrine after 3rd to avoid crowd..but still the place was packed!
    Thank you for wishing good and healthy year for us bloggy friends :-) I wish you a wonderful year, too!

  5. Hi dear Miyako. That is a lovely tradition that you carry out. Thank you for thinking of your bloggy friends and praying for them as well. I wish you a very happy and healthy new year from friend, filled with many blessings. Let's hope that 2014 will be a good year for us all. Thank you, as always, for all the lovely comments that you leave on my blog :) Take care.

  6. Dearest Miyako,
    In Tokyo we did visit such a shrine but of course not for going through the religious rites... we would not fully understand.
    Thanks for your prayers!
    Hugs and blessings for you both for 2014

  7. Hello Miyako...

    I love this tradition you have and how very sweet that you prayed for all of your bloggy friends too. I certainly appreciate it. Thank you so much. Hugs xx

  8. Thank you for your good wishes and prayers Miyako. We can all use them!

  9. What a beautiful shrine and how nice of you to pray for all of us as well. Warm hugs for you my dear Miyako :)

  10. Thanks for the prayers! I love the photos of the Shrine visit. I wish the same for you Miyako. Have a happy day and week ahead.