A life with a shrine nearby

I woke up this morning and did a light jog around my house.

There are several shrines in my neighborhood, and they are within walking distance.

In Japan, there is an event called hatsumode at the beginning of the year.
It is an event to visit a shrine or temple for the first time after the new year.

A shrine is a ritual facility for Shinto, a religion unique to Japan.

Shrines are relatively large facilities, but there are also compact shrines that are smaller than that.

They have been placed all over the city since ancient times, and people have built their houses and roads so as not to destroy them as much as possible.

Therefore, many Japanese have grown up in a life where it was natural to have a shrine nearby from an early age.


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