Japanese New Year celebration
Trip Start Dec 27, 2011
48Trip End Apr 25, 2012
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There is a little park with about six to eight shrines. It looks kind of like a small side street. People line up and pay their respects at each individual shrine. I have not read about the significance of each shrine yet, but I am sure we will find out tomorrow.
There was very nice Japanese "shrine" music, bonfires, and lots of mika's (they get them when they pay tribute with coins). We are back at our house and we can still hear the gongs being rung. There were a few fireworks far off in the distance as well, but nothing like at home.
We have a busy day tomorrow, so bedtime here. Happy 2012!