Here is a picture of my wife and I in front of Kaminarimon in Asakusa.
To be honest, it wasn’t our first temple visit of the year. It was our second.
(We had actually done hatsumode at a shrine in Narashino City in Chiba.)
Can I ask our Japanese readers a couple questions?
1. In Japanese, how do you use it in a sentence? “Do” hatsumode? In English, we say to our English-speaking friends, “I did hatsumode.”
2. Can you do hatsumode at both shrines and temples? When I looked it up in my Japanese dictionary, it says “first shrine visit.” So I’m curious…