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Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year's Day


It's our custom to visit a shrine on New Year's Day. We visited Futaarayama Shrine (二荒山神社) and Takao Shrine (高龗神社). This photo was taken at Takao Shrine, the closest one to where we live. When compared to Futaarayama Shrine, this one is small and cozy and only the local people visit there.

After praying, I got an amulet for FREE!!!


This is a Spiritual Sunday, Our Weekend Memories, Sunday In My City and Shadow Shot Sunday entry.

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20 comments:

  1. Lovely shadow shot for the day and how wonderful to get the free amulet! Wishing you and your family a beautiful and happy new year filled with love and laughter, Yoshi! I look forward to more of your beautiful photos!

    Sylvia

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  2. Beautiful photos Yoshi! I enjoyed reading about your tradition.

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  3. Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu. Happy New Year!
    We had a house guest from Japan staying with us for Christmas. She went to university with our daughter, but is currently living and working in Hong Kong.

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  4. ... I also went to the morning prayers at the church...
    best regards!...

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  5. Wonderful custom! Happy New Year!

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  6. The photos are wonderful.
    Happy New Year Yoshi.
    Trevor

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  7. Love all the interesting tones in that first shot! And just a touch of colour on the table adds focal interest! A fascinating scene!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful! The sights in another country are compelling, the differences noticeable. I really like the delicate lanterns, illuminating with a lovely style. Happy New Year!

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  9. beautiful. Happy New Year to you.

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  10. Spectacular. Thank you, and happy new year!

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  11. beautiful shot Yoshi. those shadows are amazing. I love the feel to this photo.

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  12. This shrine is a nice place. I hope the amulet will help you to realize all the things you want! :)

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  13. Happy New Year!

    I wonder what the amulet says...

    OWM

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  14. Your shadow shot in the shrine is like a prayer in itself.

    Have a wonderful New Year!

    Blessings . . . Arija

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  15. Wonderful custom...Beautiful photos.
    Happy New Year!
    Blessings,
    Virginia

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  16. I really like that first image, it has a feel to it that is pleasant, maybe breezy. Happy new year!

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  17. Hi, Yoshi,

    What a tranquil atmosphere the shrine has! It is nice to have a guardian god like this in the neighborhood.

    Every year I visit Kasuga Grand Shrine and am surprised with the big crowds.

    Have a Happy New year!

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  18. i like how you capture the 1st pic.

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  19. Thank you for sharing your traditions with us.
    Have a wonderful Happy New Year.
    Charlotte

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