Happy (belated!) New Year!!!
Yakisoba noodles – a new year tradition in Japan. Maz was not willing to share.
Gert big mallet. I have no idea what he was hitting, but he hit it hard. Maz tells me it’s Mochi Mochi. A new year snack that has caused several deaths by choking. I’ll give it a miss, thanks.
New year bonfire. No Guy Fawkes in sight though.
Amazing food stalls everywhere.
This one was the best. A kind of healthy Japanese kebab. A Jabab maybe?
Zojoji Temple, in front of the Tower. We were expecting fireworks from the tower…
…..but they didn’t materialise.
New Year’s Day. The lead up to Meiji Shrine. It’s traditional to visit a shrine or temple over new year in Japan. The crowds are crazy.
Impressive display of lanterns.
Crowds queuing to get to the shrine.