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On s'est trouvé presque par hasard tôt le matin, lendemain après notre arrivée à Nagoya, dans ce sanctuaire d'Atsuka Shrine et on a découvert l'HATSUMODE, la première visite au temple de l'année où on y prie pour faire des voeux de santé et de bonheur pour l'année à venir.
Ici apparemment le bureau d'un établissement venu au complet pour souhaiter la prospérité de leur patron et leurs proches.

Trouvé par GOOGLE en anglais.
Hatsumode: First Visit to Shrine
By JTBGMT Staff on January 10, 2012 / Category: JTBGMT staff posts
Now that Christmas is past the real celebrating begins in Japan. The focus of the festivities is of course the coming of the New Year. For those of you who have not had the chance to take part in the events surrounding this important cultural holiday, here is a brief primer of the religious celebration called Hatsumode (初詣), as well as a few places in Nagoya you can go to experience it.

Specifically Hatsumode is the first shrine visit of the New Year in Japan, though some people may sometimes visit a Buddhist temple instead. Most people visit on the first, second, or third day of the year. Generally, wishes for the new year are made, new omamori (charms or amulets) are bought, and the old ones are usually returned to the shrine so they can be burned. There are often long lines at major shrines throughout Nagoya, especially the most popular venue, Atsuta Jingu.

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  • Copyright: Elisabeth Kofman (Kofman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 75 N: 497] (2261)
  • Genre: People
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  • Date Taken: 2012-01-10
  • Categories: Ceremony
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  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-28 1:47
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