We went to another temple, this time Monjuji in Saitama City. I’ve been there before about three times. This time, things were a bit different.
The main gate of the temple.
The main hall of the temple.
We went next door, to an attached building, where most of my wife’s family went up for a New Year’s service. My sister-in-law’s husband and I stayed downstairs to watch my daughter and his daughter. The cousins played while we waited. After that was over, it was time for something a bit different.
My daughter got to drink some amazake, a sweet drink available at New Year’s.
We waited in line to go up to the temple, ring the bells, toss in a coin, and pray or make a wish for the year.
And then, I got an Omikuji. This is a fortune. I was trying my luck.
It turns out my fortune said suikichi. That means future luck. So, I should have luck later on this year. It said I shouldn’t rush into things and take my time. When looking for a new job, I should be patient, and one will come. Health will be better, and to stay the course in my studies.
I wish I had luck after that because when we returned to my wife’s grandparents’, we had lunch. It was a good lunch, and we ate a lot. However, my daughter had diarrhea. We had no change of clothes and ran out of wet wipes. We returned to my wife’s parents’ house and did laundry. I am now waiting for it to dry in a coin laundry.
Well, that’s it for now. We’ll see what’s in store for later.