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The following morning, we went to Meiji Jingue to pray good luck for the New Year. It is one of Japanese traditional things to go to a shrine to pray for good luck in the beginning of a year. Meiji Jingu is a shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his consort, Empress Shoken. When we arrived at Meiji Jingue, a great number of people had been queuing already and waiting for their turn to pray for good luck. We had tried to wait for an hour to pray, but it seemed endless to us; therefore, we gave up, went to eat late lunch, and headed back to prepare for Kyoto trip. Gerardo and Jorgito wanted to go to Ropppongi for foraying into another night club. I explained them that in Japan all places are closed on the first of January like Mexico on Christmas, but they did not listen to my reasoning and insisted to go there. Of course, all night clubs were closed, so we just reconnoitered Roppongi for the next night adventure and went home.

 

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