Meiji Jingu Hatsumode

10 years ago by in Travel

Well,, for those of you who have no idea what Hatsumode is, follow the link below fyi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsum%C5%8Dde

Meiji Jingu is well known for the largest number of visitors for Hatsumode amongst all shrines in Japan. I would like to share my first Hatsumode at Meiji Jingu from the last January, which was definitely a different experience from the one I had at Sensouji in Asakusa.

People waited in line to throw coins for hours and hours. And when they got to the spot, it was just a bizarre scene to witness that all these people were throwing coins over other people`s heads!! (kind made me want to try the first row right before the fence to experience the rain of small metal pieces.)

It`s my 8th year in Japan, but there sure are still many things to discover.