Monday, January 16, 2006

i went to asakusa temple on the 31st december where it was packed. people were all went to the shrines before or during the new year to ask the blessings for the new year.

asakusa temple is one of the biggest and the oldest temple in japan. one of the most important tourist attractions also where on the way to the temple in its narrow passage, you can find lots of the souveniers vendors in both sides of the narrow lane.

it was an experience of a lifetime to be able to witness one of the japanese traditions during the new year's time. and, like what the japanese did, i threw coins to make wishes, washed my face with pure water from the temple and burn my wishes papers there, too.

otosan bought me a cup of hot sake to warm my body on the way back. it was just a memorable new year's eve.


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