Shrine Decoration for the New Year

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We decorated our local shrine for the new year today since our group is in charge of the shrine this winter.

First, we tied Shimenawa, a tight rope, around Torii, the shrine gate. We made this Shimenawa ourselves about two weeks ago.

Then, we hung Kadomatsu at each shrine.

Yes, there are many small shrines within the shrine, each representing a different god.

And finally, we put Shimenawa around Goshinboku, the sacred tree of the shrine.

Our Local Shinto Shrine’s Autumn Festival

The Shinto Shrine is the Central Part of a Satoyama Community

Thank you very much for reading this blog this year. I hope it helped you to improve your wellness.

Please continue reading my blog next year, too. I will upload a lot of useful content in 2023, as well.

Wishing you a joyful new year filled with your Ikigai.

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