VIDEO| Speakin' Japanese: Greet gods of the Land of Rising Sun!

VIDEO| Speakin' Japanese: Greet gods of the Land of Rising Sun!

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Japan

In Japan, there are thousands of Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples located throughout the nation, and we Japanese often visit them to purify ourselves on various occasions, such as birth, marriage, traditional 7-5-3 celebrations or during Oshogatsu New Year Days. Why not drop by a shrine, temple or other power spots on your one-day trip to somewhere and greet gods of the Land of Rising Sun?  I'm sure that will make you feel something special!

Fuji Sengen Shrine is one of the most majestic Shinto shrines in the Mt. Fuji area. and a nice attraction to drop by when you take a trip around Fuji Five Lakes.

Today's Japanese phrase:

“Omairi ni kimashita!” お詣りに来ました! = I/We came here (this sacred place) to worship!

“omairi" お詣り= visit for worship, ".. ni kimashita" に来ました = came here to..

You can also say:

"Shichigosan ni kimashita." 七五三に来ました = We/I came here (a shrine/temple) for the 7-5-3 Celebration.

"Hatsumode ni kimashita." 初詣に来ました = We/I came here (a shrine/temple) for our near year's visit.

"Ohakamairi ni kimashita." お墓参りに来ました = We/I came here (cemetery) to visit our family grave.

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