2014-02-05

Happoyoke


We are attending a purification ceremony at a famous Shinto shrine about one hour from home. Now we are just waiting for our number to be called to participate in ancient ceremony.


Although we got here before noon, we are already in the 18th group to participate. Each group consists of about 30 or 40 people each.

During the ceremony they will call out our names, address and birthdate, and pray to the Gods for us according to our specific wishes that were written on a special card.