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Posts tagged meiji jingu

Shimenawa (Shinto rope) @ Meiji Jingu

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Meiji Jingu (Tokyo, Japan)

Meiji Shrine (明治神宮)

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Meiji Jingu (明治神宮)

New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day) in Japan

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Meiji Jingu on New Year’s Day – Tokyo, Japan

Zojoji has cancelled their annual, balloon release at midnight on New Year’s eve this year. If you are in or near Tokyo and looking for a crowd to celebrate with you can still head over to Meiji Jingu although there is no countdown there. There are loads of shrines and temples you can visit to hear the 108 bells rung at midnight or otherwise participate in Hatsumode.

Archery in Japan

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More photos from this day can be found here.

Japanese archery anyone?

Coming of Age Day 成人の日 second Monday of January annual archery exhibition at Meiji Jingu 明治神宮

Today’s photo comes from the annual archery exhibition at Meiji Jingu (明治神宮) on Coming of Age Day (成人の日, second Monday of January).

Kimono-clad female turns heads

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You would think that in Japan seeing a female all done up in a kimono wouldn’t be that unusual. However, even though seeing someone in a kimono is an almost daily occurrence, and even though the Japanese tend to avoid staring and making eye contact, sometimes you do see eyes (and my camera) hit the target for a brief moment in time.

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