Category Archives: tradition

2018/01/03 Shirahama Shrine

My family and I went to the nearest shrine “Shirahama Shrine” on January 3rd after busy days.

Most of Japanese go to shrine at the beginning of new year to pray for good health and happiness.

It calls “Hatsumoude” in Japanese.

This shrine is very famous for its long history more than 2,600 years.

That’s why this place always is crowded with a looooot of visitors in the morning on January 1st.

2016/10/31 Shirahama Shrine Festival

161029shrine01The festival of Shirahama shrine which has a rich history of more than 2,400 years was held for 3 days from October 28th.

161029shrine11And it was the last time for my son to participate as a member of Kodomo Mikoshi (portable shrine carried by children).

161030festival03My son and his friends participated the stage performance and showed us dancing on October 30th.

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2016/10/29 Shirahama Shrine Festival

There is a shrine called “Shirahama Shrine”, 7 or  8 minutes walking from Pension Sakuraya.

They have a long history more than 2,400 years, so this shrine is the oldest one in Izu peninsula.

They have a festival for 3 days at the end of October every year, and it was started today.

A lot of residents participate this festival, and of course the children as well.

My son helped to carry the small shrine with his friends.

He is now the last grade of primary school, so it was the last chance for him.

 

 

 

 

2016/09/18 Cleaning the Beach

The local community had the cleaning service from 6:30 AM, and I participated with the residences.

After the cleaning finished I came back home to prepare the breakfast for our customers.

And we cleaned the guest rooms after breakfast and started to prepare the dinner after cleaning.

I worked very hard today, so I’m very tired and sleepy…..