Weekly Photo Challenge – Crossing Milestones

A literal as well as symbolic crossing of the threshold in the Meiji Jingu shrine, Tokyo. This little girl, in her traditional finery, is all set to mark a milestone at the Shichi-go-san, a coming of age ritual celebrated annually at Shinto shrines across Japan. More about it here. Thank you for visiting………..have a great weekend. Related articles:…

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Joy

A proud new father at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo……  and closer to home, two very happy boys 🙂 Hope your weekend is just as joyous! Related articles: Weekly Photo Challenge – Joy

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“Shinro Shimpu, Banzai” – Witnessing New Beginnings In Japan!

Despite rare, high tech instances of nuptials being led by robots, the majority of Japanese are said to prefer traditional Shinto weddings at venues of their choosing, or more commonly, in their neighbourhood Shinto shrines. We must have chosen a very auspicious weekend to visit the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo and the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu…

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