My wife and I received a purification at Koma shirine because my wife’s age is “Maeyaku” this year.”Yakudoshi”are ages when it is said that unlucky events are likely to happen to you and so you should be careful.The year before it is called “Maeyaku”.It is also said that you should be careful during these years as well,although they require less caution than “Yakudoshi”does.Then durning the new year many people come to shirines to pray for studies,bussiness,marriage and delivery a success or to keep healthy and traffic safty.So there ara some refreshment booth which sells noodles fried with meet or vegetables,chocolate banana,cotton candy and potato with butter.
I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html View all posts by cocomino