January 01, 2003


We’re just back from our local shrine (Daikokuten) where we rattled the bell and had some tasty tonjiru, and Denzuin temple, where we stood in line and rang out Sin #108—the last one of the pantheon of human sins and sorrows.

Tod declared #108 as “being mad at you” but I interpreted in a broader sense of “peevish.” Because, really, I know what “being mad at you” is all about. ;-)

Afterwards we enjoyed sake and notariety as “local foreigners” before heading home to unleash a light stick on the lawn. (Tie a lightstick to a string, activate it, cut a hole in it, swing it around, enjoy the new constellations.)

Now, there seems to be a coffee in my hand and a movie waiting in the other room. Wow!

Happy New Year.

Posted by kuri at January 01, 2003 01:35 AM


Black sheep, have you any wool?

Isn’t #108 “Choosing the wrong side?” Heehee.

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Jennifer on January 1, 2003 04:05 AM

After we rang out #108, a group of four people came dashing up to the bell platform and were ushered up by the attendants before the long line of non-numerated people could get started.

Apparently #90 had gone missing earlier. I guess that #90 must be “being late.”

Posted by: kuri on January 1, 2003 11:09 AM

Happy New Year to you both. This is a great New Year’s card!

Posted by: M Sinclair Stevens on January 4, 2003 12:16 AM
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