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Visiting a shinto shrine (how to pray, what to do) 明治神宮で初詣☆


Explore the culture of Japanese shrine visits with me as I go on my first-ever Hatsumōde (初詣) - the first shrine visit of the new year, to Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

I learned how to wash my hands at the Temizuya (water basin area), how to pray (bowing, clapping), and all of the other things to do when visiting a shrine such as buying good luck charms and writing on the ema (wooden plaque for wish-making).

■ Additional info

Check out the video where I talk about omikuji (fotune)

Check out what Meiji Shrine was like on January 1st of this year!

See how to properly wash your hands and pray (not the greatest quality, but you'll get it)

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"Senbazuru" Kevin MacLeod

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