We went to Shirahama shrine for the first time of this year to pray our health after check out yesterday.
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2021/12/30 Last Message
This is the last message from us this year because we will be super busy tomorrow.
Thank you for everything this year and wish you a happy new year!!
2020/01/04 Shirahama Shrine
As my daughter who lives in Kanagawa prefecture went back her home today we went to the nearest shrine together as usual before check in time.
Our family makes a first visit of the new year to this Shirahama shrine every year. As it was the 4th day of this new year there were not so many people there.
2014/12/30 Shirahama Shrine and Beach today
I went to the nearest shrine "Shirahama shrine" this afternoon.
They had already been ready for the new year.
A lot of people come to this shrine during new year holidays to pray happiness, joy and good luck.
By the way, we were taken care of last year.
I hope the new year finds you in excellent spirit.
2014/04/27 Carp Streamer “Koinobori”
We will have the children's day on May 5th, so I stood up the carp streamer for my son yesterday.
We had a little wind, but it was sunny and very warm here in Shimoda today.
I went to the nearest beach "Shirahama" with my son to take pictures.
As they had good waves there were a lot of surfers on the beach.
You can see the other pictures on Pension Sakuraya's Facebook here.
2013/04/13 Carp Streamer “Koinobori”
My son and I set up Carp
Streamers for children's day which takes place on May 5th this
The children's day is a Japanese tradition to celebrate
Japanese boys and we pray that they will grow up healthy and strong.
2012/10/29 Shirahama shirine festival
Today it was a second day of
Shirahama shrine festival.
A lot of people come to this shrine and they
watched the traditional dance performance.
And after that they had a ceremony to tell the
opening of festival to the gods on the seven islands on the pacific
Actually it is held on the first day, but they changed the date
because of rain yesterday.
Click the links below to see the pictures on our Facebook albums.
2012/10/28 Eve of Shirahama Shrine Festival
Shirahama shrine which has a long
history of more than 2,400 years has the festival on October 28th, 29th
Today it was an eve of this festival and the young boys and
girls who are second year students in junior high attended the ceremony
which was held in the main shrine.
My second daughter also joined them.
Click here to see the other pictures which I took in this shrine this evening.
2012/05/26 Last weekend for Koinobori
We have displayed Koinobori (carp streamer) when it was sunny and we had customers because My 5th was a boy's day in Japan.
Today, it is windy and a good condition for them.
But this weekend it would be the last chance for them to swim in the sky, I think.
Next week they will go to bed until next April!
I took some pictures on Shirahama beach and Sotoura beach today.
2012/01/02 Shirahama shrine
This afternoon I went to Shirahama shrine with my family.
It was a first vist of this year for us.
We, Japanese visit shrine at the beginning of new year to pray our health and happiness.
As we are in the new year holiday there were a lot of people there.
Click here to see the picture which I took today.
Pension Sakuraya in Shimoda, Japan