To friends new and old and family near and far, Happy New Year! あけましておめでとうございます！
First it was a champagne toast and countdown to midnight with new friends, then off to Meiji jingu shrine 明治神宮. Fortunes were told and hot, sweet rice milk was glugged. New Year’s Day had us strolling the neighborhood to Zenpuku-ji temple 善福寺 for hatsumode, our first visit of the year. Welcome, 2011!