Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine

Main gate entrance to Meiji Jingu Shrine

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Lanterns along the paths

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Peeking in at a Shinto wedding party

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Another beautiful bride near this Shinto Shrine.

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Cleansing at the temizuya, which is a water fountain with bamboo stick ladles. Read more here, about the purification process before entering a shrine.

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Main arch closer to shrine. J and G were clearly having fun.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Barrels full of sake!

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They make their candy look so pretty!

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So many gift shop choices.

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They were pretty happy about their recorders and miniature bow and arrows purchased at the gift shop.

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