On or around January 1st, an absolutely huge number of Japanese go to either a local or large shrine to pray — a rough but nonetheless rigourous reckoning of mine putting the figure at approximately 87.34 percent of the population. However, due to Japan’s refreshingly relaxed approach to religion, the emphasis is much more on fun rather than fervour.
A large amount of said fun being focused around food,
as well as some fancy outfits.
Oh, and a fair bit more food.
Along with the longing for a bit of luck,
in some form or other.
And, quite possibly, the further addition of more traditional togs.
Plus, of course, a final bit of food to finish off the festivities.
(click images for super-sized sustenance)