January 1–New Years Day

No one arose early–surprise! After some toasted mochi, we went to the local shrine Toyokuni, which wasn’t too busy. Hatsumode is the term for the first year’s visit to a shrine.

From there we walked to the nearby Shosei-en Garden, a zen garden.


We then walked on towards a temple that has the biggest bell in Japan. We encountered another shrine:

Sidney bought some charms at the shrine and we moved on walking along the river.

This shrine was very busy.


When we got to the temple, it was closed.

We walked towards our place encountering another shrine:


We returned home to prepare sushi:

The subsequent eating, drinking and game playing cannot be shown.




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