Happy New Year!
Hello everyone and Happy New Year! I hope you had a great year last year and I hope you have another great year this year, too!
What did you do over the New Year’s holiday? I had a pretty good, relaxing time. I love going to the shrine for New Years, so I went to two shrines this year. I went to Obihiro shrine on January 1 and Hokkaido Shrine on January 7. I picked out a fortune (おみくじ) at both shrines and it looks like I’ll have fairly good luck this year. I also bought a good luck charm (おまもり). Last year I bought a good luck charm for money, but it didn’t work that well. This year I bought one for happiness!
I think the shrines in Japan are very peaceful and mysterious. I love the atmosphere at the shrine and the strong energy I feel in the area. I makes me feel calm and at peace.
I wish you all the very best this year in 2011!