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Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine torii on New Year's Day. Nagahama's most popular shrine for New Year's worship (hatsumode). MAP
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New Year's decorations on the torii
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Path to shrine with stone lanterns, and cars.
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Stone lanterns
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The shrine grounds was filled with cars on New Year's Day. Apparently, the shrine has no parking lot.
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Another entrance to the shrine
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Haiden hall 拝殿
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Ice sculpture of two rats. 2008 is the year of the rat.
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Honden Hall 本殿
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New Year's prayers amid snow.
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Buying omikuji fortune paper
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Shrine souvenirs
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Votive tablet
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Torii to Benzaiten Shrine
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Torii to Tenmangu Shrine 天満宮
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Tenmangu Shrine 天満宮
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Omikuji tied on tree branches
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Fire bringing warmth
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Basho haiku monument
     
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