Besides the good luck, you also have the opportunity to witness the traditional wedding ceremony of the Japanese here.
Meiji Jingu Temple – a special temple in the heart of Tokyo
In contrast to the temples of the gods in Japan, the Meiji Jingu Temple celebrates the Meiji Tenno Emperor Meiji and the Shoken Kotaigo Emperor, built in 1920 in Shibuya, Tokyo – the most crowded street in the country. Cherry.
Torii gate leading to the temple is made from the body of two monoliths of about 1,700 years of age look very majestic. Before you walk through the gate, you must bow your respects and walk on both sides of the road, in the sense of the Japanese, the middle path for the gods.
Then you have to “bleach” before entering the temple by using a bamboo spoon to wash your left hand and wash your right hand, then pour water on your left hand to wash your mouth, then wash your left hand, and place the old place. Note not to use mouth water from the tap, bamboo spoon, nor throwing coins here.
In front of the Great Hall, you can pray by dropping a few coins into a bucket, performing a two-fold bow, clapping your hands twice, then praying, then bowing the last time to thank the gods.
Although located in downtown Tokyo with many high-rise buildings, Meiji Jingu Temple is covered by cool green space, completely separated from the city rushed outside. Plants gathered from all over Japan, planted from the beginning of the construction to a dense forest so that the attendant feels that they can feel the energy from nature as they walk. in the forest.
“Kiyomasa no ido” is a well-known well located inside the temple. Especially in urban areas, well water is a natural spring and can not explain where this water comes from, where it flows. Water temperature is maintained at 15 degrees Celsius year round and wells provide 60 liters of water per minute. It is this special thing that many people think that the water here bring positive energy, attracted a lot of visitors lined up to contemplate and pray every day.
The traditional Japanese wedding ceremony at Meiji Jingu is one of the features here. The bride wearing a white kimono symbolizes divine and innocence. The groom wears traditional haori and traditional hakama. Every day, visitors here can witness the solemn, elaborate ceremony of the wedding ceremony follows the principle of Shinto.
Guests write wishes on the wood panel and hang near the entrance to the temple.
Every year, on the first day of Hatsumode, thousands of people come here for good luck and happiness for themselves and their families. According to the annual record, Meiji Jingu is also the most visited temple in Japan on this occasion.