Happy new year folks! How has your 2011 been so far? Its been an incredible 2010 but I'll go on to speak more in the 2010 summary which I should have up sometime next week.
Photos in this post taken since midnight 2011/1/1 and as usual, we spend the night with a load of other folks at our local shrine for a custom called "Hatsumoude" which is the first visit to the shrine of the year.
First photo taken at Meguro Fudouson Ryusenji Shrine in Meguro.
Omamori is a charm or amulet which one carries around to protect themselves or bring good fortune. This is the one I made last year which I must return to the temple to be burned. You can read more about this in the post I wrote this time last year.
The show is edited with Final Cut Pro which has to be rendered twice - one from FCP and the other with a software called SubMerge to hard burn the subtitles.
What happens next is that we take the HD that contains the rendered file (50GB for a Prores HD 30 min show) to a facility which has the equipment to drop the show onto a tape. We can do any final changes before the drop. The extra equipment here enables us to catch and edit sound levels which may be off that we could not notice back at the editing studio.
Before I forget, you can see coverage of previous years in the following photo articles:-
-Japanese New Year 2006 (Meiji Jingu in Harajuku)
-Japanese New Year 2007 (Sensouji in Asakusa)
-Japanese New Year 2008 (Meguro Fudouson)
-Japanese New Year 2009 (Meguro Fudouson)
-Japanese New Year 2010 (Meguro Fudouson)
And as I mentioned last year, I'd like you to add something to your new years resolution list.
Don't wait until next year again to add stuff that you want to accomplish to your new years resolution list - do that something now and accomplish it sooner.
A new years resolution is just an excuse to put it off for another year.