Hiei Shrine in Akasaka
"Torii", the entrance in Hiei Shrine.
Sooooo many people visited to Hatsumode in Hiei Shrine and waited in a queue. January 5th was the first day of work this year. There are many companies in Akasaka. So many business people visited here.
I throw money to the offertory box and pray to god for good health and good luck.
People buy "Hamaya", an allow which exorcise evil.
I bought "hamaya".
People buy "Omamori", good luck charm to ward off bad luck.
They have many kinds of "Omamori" such as transit safety, success in an exam, good marriage, good health and good luck.
I bought "omamori" of good luck. I usually put it my wallet.
This is "Omikuji". Omikuji is a paper fortune.
I got General Luck. I think General Luck is the best.
People tie Omikuji onto the branches near by trees after reading it in hopes that a good fortune will come true and that a bad fortune will drive away. I tied my Omikuji.
My Hamaya and Omamori.
I hope that 2015 will be the great year.
Hiei Shrine HP: http://www.hiejinja.net/