Dec 27, 2015

Hatsumode (the first shrine visit)

In Japan, people visit shrine (some people visit temple) on the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd day of the year to wish for the new year.

Here are some recommendable shrines (temples) for Hatsumode;

*the deity of success in business
  Fushimi Inari Shrine

*the deity of academic achievement
  Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

*the deity of success in love
  Jishu-jinja Shrine (in Kiyomizu Temple), Kifune-jinja Shrine, Shimogamo-jinja Shrine

*the deity of perfect health
  Toji Temple

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