Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy New Year at Naminoue Shrine

 The back side of Nainoue Shrine in Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

During the New Year celebration, temples like this one are a buzz of activity. In addition to the business the temples do selling talismans of good luck, smaller merchants and vendors set up temporary booths to sell their wares, food, gifts or games of chance. It's a carnival like atmosphere.
 Many people will dress up in their finest, particularly the older and the youngest generations. It's wonderful to see people dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos, particularly the little ones like this little gal below.

 Talismans of good luck are sold as well as figurines for display in the home. Themes are often associated with the Shichi-fuku-jin (the seven happy Gods) or the symbol of the Chinese zodiac symbol of the new year.
This is the main entrance to the Naminoue Temple Shrine in Naha, Okinawa Japan. Traditionally, folks make their way up to the temple by going in through the torii gate and up the left side of the walkway, then the leave out by going down on their left side (our right in this photo) of the gate. That may also explain, to some degree, why the Japanese drive on the left.

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