May 15, 2013
May webpost update from Binita!
Howdy, all! Binita here!
As it heats up here in Japan, there have been countless days of good weather to explore the city in. The other day, Chase and I headed out in search of some cultural entertainment. We found it at the Meiji Shrine in Shibuya.
Founded to enshrine the deified souls of Emperor Meiji and his wife in 1920, the shrine lies in the heart of an artificially planted forest in the middle of Tokyo. Along with a 175 acre garden to get lost in, the shrine is also a hot spot for Shinto ceremonies of every kind: the ongoing wedding we and a couple dozen other tourists could watch as their procession walked the grounds, for example. As it holds many kinds of festivals throughout the year, I'll certainly be visiting again!
The shrine's webpage can be found here, as well as a list of yearly events.