Japanese Hatsumoude

February 1st, 2010By Category: Uncategorized

The first month of 2010 is out of the way and it seems like as good a time as any to review how your new year resolutions are going. Have you broken any yet? In Japan, it is more traditional to make a wish for the new year at a shrine, and over the holidays, GaijinPot sent the film crew down to Meiji Jingu to find out what the most popular wishes were for 2010. There was a great atmosphere at the site behind Harajuku station with lots of kimonos on show.

Hatsumoude from GaijinPot on Vimeo. If you happen to be in Tokyo and haven’t yet been to Meiji Jingu, it’s well worth a visit.
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  • Bob says:

    Dumb. Hatsumoude is the first visit to a shrine for the New Year. Meiji Jingu is not a temple. It’s a shinto shrine.