Religion | God will not be contained in a temple, or leave us alone to mind our own business
by Russell Board
Posted 12/21/12, 01:00 am
For many Japanese, the New Year begins with hatsumode, the year’s initial visit to a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple. Meiji shrine in Tokyo and Shinsoji temple near the airport in Narita are the most popular sites for hatsumode, each attracting more than 3 million visitors during the first three days of the year.