Image of Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo by blogger Tokyobling.

Image of Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo by blogger Tokyobling. Photo used according to blogger's reblog rule

Hatsumōde (初詣 hatsumōde), the first Shinto shrine visit of the New Year, is a common practice among Japanese. Tokyo-based blogger Tokyobling posted a series of photos about the ritual of Hatsumode in Japan.