HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010!!!
Different countries have different customs for a new year.
In Japan, many people visit shrines or Buddhist temples with family and friends to pray for health.
Besides praying, people buy a fortune slip called omikuji, which tells how the person will do in various areas in the new year includes.
After reading the omikuji, the person ties it on a tree in the shrine.
At shrines and temples, they also sell omamori (amulets) and ema (wooden plaque to write a wish).
Because millions of people visit to a shrine during the first three days of a new year, most shrines and temples are packed now!
This is JAPAN Style!
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