We had Toshi-koshi-Soba in my dormitory on december 31th, we waited for the countdown, watched japanese New Year's TV and then we did the countdown. Afterwards we went to the small Shrine near our dormitory.
New Year in Japan is quite, religious and reflective. No party, no firework etc.^^
A lot of people went there.
You go to the shrine, throw 5 yen pray and ask for luck and health and stuff.
We got home at 2:30 am and I went to sleep^^
On the next day I met with Caro, Alena, Christin and Yumi and we went to Nagoya's Atsuta shrine to do another Hatsumode.
The shrine was soooo crowded! (O.O)
It's one of the most important shrines in Japan, because the sword, one of the three sacred items of the emperor (sword, diamond and mirror) is stored in this shrine.
And more people waiting~
We made it :D
The shrine. You go to this wide wall, through money and pray.
Afterwards we went to the boothes that sold lucky-stuff for new Year. I bought this nice stick to bring luck to my house^^
And I bought an Omikuji, a paper on which is written how my year will be.
Unfortunately it only said I will have bad luck, bad things will happen to me etc..
Well, I know those superstitious things are not logical..but still you wish for some good things. So I got a bit sad that this Omikuji and also other horoscopes I read until now only foretold me bad things :/
So I tied it near the shrine so that it will be turned into good luck.
Afterwards we went to the near AEON to see if we get some nice things in New Year's Sale!! :DD
And I got :D
A new purse!
And from INGNI I got
this sweater and I dress which I forgot to take a pic-.-;;
We also took Puri^^
For dinner I had my Osechi again^^
Well that was it for today.
At the moment I'm translating my big horoscopes of Popteen XD Until now it only says bad things for me (-.-;)
(well this is actually not my horoscope as I'm taurus^^;)