Happy New Year 2008!!!
Just like last year, I'm spending the New Year holidays with my family in Hita. I came yesterday with the shinkansen and I have to confirm that this train is wonderful! I usually don't sleep well in public transportations but the shinkansen is particular: it only takes me a few minutes to get asleep. The problem was to get a seat because the train was crowded, I hadn't made a reservation and consequently had to wait an hour and a half before things start to ease up. Anyway I arrived and that's the most important. I'm staying for a couple days before getting back to Nagoya, where I still have lots of things to do with my new apartment.
Customs have obviously not changed since last year so I won't repeat myself, just show some pictures:
You can see that the お年玉(otoshidama) custom is still as popular with children:
And in the afternoon, I went to the temple with my cousin to draw the おみくじ(omikuji), a kind of fortune-telling about the upcoming year:
As the snow shows, it's rather cold here and I can't wait to go to that onsen tomorrow...
Happy new year 2008 to everyone!!!