Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 Wishes

How are you? I hope all is well, with no one's suffering from flu :). I'm back again with pictures of new year praying or Hatsumoude on Monday, Jan 4.

Omikuji, おみくじ, are random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. After one reads his omikuji, it is then tied on the rope. In new year season like this, when there are so many visitors, you can see Omikuji is put at any possible place like in the collage photo above.

A woman buys Hamaya, demon-breaking arrow to ward off misfortune and to attract good luck.

No annual events and festivals without food seller. Care for yakisoba (fried noodles) everyone?

Oh, let me see.....this year you're going to travel a lot and get a new lens. Just don't forget to save more money.


Babzy said...

Hopefully no flue ! nice serie!

Kaori said...

what did your Omikuji say, henny? I'll be going tomorrow! Lovely photo :)

henny said...

Babzy, I'm ok now, thank you :)

Kaori, I didn't dare to take one for me. What if it said "lost camera"???