Just wanted to say a few things about Otakurls before I started. Some really cool links are being submitted - some of which I'd never normaly come across. Thanks to those who have already started to share them.
I notice many of you are using the marklet - feel free to change the title to something that is eye catchy as some of the Japanese titles dont mean much. Another thing is, if you are submitting a page that is paginated, you dont need to submit page1, page2 etc of the same topic as there are already links on that site for that.
The thing on the top of my list is your profile page which will have your blogs RSS feed, comment count, Otakurl count and customizable bits n pieces.
Anyway, on with the topic which is Asakusa Shrine. This post is a bit late due to much time being spent on Otakurls and the mascot character (which is coming along swimmingly).
Hatsu Moude is where the folks over here gather at a shrine of their liking to make their new year prayers. Last year we went to Meiji Jingu and you can see the shenanigans here. Dont usually get round to going to Asakusa so we decided to pop along to see how the area has changed.
Purin(プリン) is a popular pudding in Japan. These Purin happen to be in the shape of eyes for some reason. Japanese lesson time - you are bound to find out sooner or later anyway and if you watch anime then you may have heard of this term before.
Oppai(おっぱい)is the word for "eyes". And when I say "eyes" I am sure you know what I am talking about.
Another look back and they have spawned another copy of themselves! I was thinking to myself - I have seen people line up for money before (like at a welfare office) but its interesting to see people queuing up desperate to give money away!
Once they reach the end of the line, they throw money into a pit, clap their hands once, scratch their head and make a prayer.