Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”


The only thing thicker than the crowds is the irony. The New Year is a major holiday in Japan. There’s plenty of traditional (and dangerous) food to eat, plus the annual hatsumode — visiting a shrine to wish for health, happiness, and good fortune in the next year. Of course this year, with the coronavirus steadily […]

Huge crowds go to Japanese temples on New Year to “pray for things to return to normal”

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