First visit to offer new year prayer

The beginning of new year SHOGATSU ( 正月)starts from the first visit to the shrines and the temples to pray new year resolution.

Sensoji temple in ASAKUSA
SENSOJI temple

I’m in SENSOJI temple in ASAKUSA, one of the most popular first visit places in Tokyo moreover Japan.

Thunder gate in SENSOJI temple

There are less people than usual due to Covid-19 this year.

There are body temperature checking places before we go in.

NAKAMISE sopping street

Anyway all NAKAMISE shopping street’s decorations are SHOGATSU ( new year) version.
There is a colorful leaves still
in the precinct beside the stream.

Colorful leaves

The pleasant atmosphere of this temple is same as usual.

Purification smoke
Main hall ceiling

I hope this year will be a nice year for you and your family!!
Happy new year!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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