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To Worship; 初詣 (三宅八幡神社)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 12 January 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

It is a popular Japanese custom called "hatsumode" (初詣) to visit a Shinto shrine in the first three days of the new year, to pray for good health and good luck for the whole year. I took this photo at a small neighborhood shrine not far from my house called Miyake Hachiman Shrine (三宅八幡神社).
For the next three days I'll show pictures of hatsumode at three other Shinto shrines in Kyoto: Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社), Tanaka Shrine (田中神社), and Sudo Shrine (崇道神社). I hope you enjoy the sights of this wonderful Japanese tradition.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/7.1 ISO 220 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/80 second
F/7.1
ISO 220
57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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