New Year’s visit to a Shinto shrine. I look forward to your continued good will in the coming year.
In Japan, the time period of January is called “oshougatsu,” especially from January 1st to 7th.
Oshogatsu was originally a festival to welcome Shinto god, and to pray for a rich harvest for the year.
Now, it is an event to celebrate the new year.
Many japanese people make the New Year’s visit to shrine.
You can find shrine at every village, town and city easy.
I recommend to experience to visit shrine at rural villages, you can find the hidden story there!
Go Rural Japan !
I look forward to your continued good will in the coming year.