Exploring Tokyo

Immediately after midnight, Yuko and I followed her sister Mayumi and niece Makoto to the nearby temples and shrines. There was a long lineup here to ring these small bells, clap your hands, toss in some money and pray.

We walked further up the hill to this smaller area, where there were several smaller buildings, and a few trails, one of which we followed and it led to an underground path...

...which we entered, and found this small shrine.
Needless to say, I had to quite discreet with my camera.

Then afterwards, Mayumi and Makoto rang this bell, still swinging from the hit. The bells were sounding everywhere around us that night.

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