Main gate entrance to Meiji Jingu Shrine
Lanterns along the paths
Peeking in at a Shinto wedding party
Another beautiful bride near this Shinto Shrine.
Cleansing at the temizuya, which is a water fountain with bamboo stick ladles. Read more here, about the purification process before entering a shrine.
Main arch closer to shrine. J and G were clearly having fun.
Making a wish at shrine. G threw coin, bowed twice, clapped twice, and bowed once following Shinto wish tradition. I was even lucky enough to hear my sweet five-year-old softly say, “I wish for more fish.”
Ema, small wooden plaques, that have wishes written them are hung around an oak tree. Shinto beliefs explain that the Kami (divine spirits or gods) then receive these wishes.
Starting our Shinto Shrine visiting stamp book collection. Here the gentleman is writing in the date of our visit near the Meiji Jingu Shrine stamp.
Pay a small contribution, you’re able to shake a container with sticks, the labeled stick you pull out contains a kanji(s), then you receive your coordinating fortune.
Barrels full of sake!
They make their candy look so pretty!
So many gift shop choices.
They were pretty happy about their recorders and miniature bow and arrows purchased at the gift shop.