Major shrines and temples nationwide were packed Wednesday morning as people made “hatsumode” (first visit of a place of worship) to pray for good fortune in the coming year.
At the renowned Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, thousands of visitors, including many women clad in traditional kimono, proceeded toward the main shrine building to make “saisen” monetary offerings.
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