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Tour Report of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on January 23,2024

Tour Report of the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on January 23,2024

Thank you so much joining our tour at the East Garden of the Imperial Palace on Jan.23! We welcomed 3 guests from Germany and UK. I hope you all had a good time and enjoyed interesting conversation with us during the tour. As promised, some photos are attached to remember the fun times we had.

The day of the tour was a little cold but the weather was fine and we were able to enjoy the plum blossoms that were beginning to bloom.

Let me introduce one unique ceremony. This Shinto ceremony held each year in Tenmangu shrines across Japan. USO is a bird of the sparrow family which was believed to bring luck by turning bad things into “fiction.” Worshippers exchange carved wooden USO with each other on the days of the ceremony, transferring their sins and impurities to the wood carvings. In Tokyo this ceremony held on the 24ch and 25ch of January each year in Kameido Tosmangu shrine. Please check it.

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(Posted by Yumi.K )