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Hatsumode: The First Visit to a Shrine of the New Year

Hatsumode: The First Visit to a Shrine of the New Year
(Japanese New Year’s Celebration) Hatsumode: The First Visit to a Shrine of the New Year (初詣) Hatsumode: The First Visit to a Shrine of the New Year Hatsumode is usually thought of as January 1st, although it can be a few days later. People visit a shrine or sometimes temple and pray for comfort and health in the new year. It is very common to see women in kimono and quite…

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