I was looking forward to visiting the Senso-ji temple to try my luck at getting a good fortune 🎎
Last time I visited, I got ‘the final, least fortune’ that told me to wait for my wishes 😢💫
This time I made a different wish and got ‘the best fortune’ so all my good work is being recognised 😉
Rainbows lie ahead 🙌🌈 #sensojitemple#goodfortune
Nakamise Dori is one of the oldest shopping streets with different stalls selling everything from souvenirs like samurai swords to sweet and savory snacks. Must try: Ningyoyaki, little sponge cakes filled with red bean paste and shaped like famous Asakusa landmarks! The street stretches towards Hozomon Gate and Sensoji Temple which is the oldest Buddhist temple in the city, founded in 628 AD but the current crimson building is newer, being rebuilt after the destruction in WW2. The legend says: while fishing in the Sumida River on the morning of March 18, the brothers Hinokuma Hamanari and Takenari caught in their nets a small golden statue of the Buddhist deity Kannon. They tried to get rid of it, but it kept coming up so they decided to keep it. When they returned to the village, they showed it to one of the chieftains Haji no Nakatomo who being a devout Buddhist understood what it was and built a temple to house it. The temple was, of course, Sensoji: “Senso” is another reading of the characters for “Asakusa” and “ji” is “temple. For 100yen I tried my luck shaking the sticks, the sign you get is referred to a small drawer where you get your response...mine said “moderate fortune” so just be safe I tied it to the rack with the “bad luck”’ones, it supposed to send the back luck away. We’ll see, moderate is not bad after all! 🌸🇯🇵 .
Llevamos 7 horas en #Japón y ya estamos enamorados.
Hemos tenido una primera toma de contacto con el templo #sensoji (está a 5 minutos andando de nuestro hotel) y luego hemos dado un paseo por #akihabara . 🔹🔹🔹
No nos hemos ido de allí sin probar las famosas bolas de pulpo 😋😋😋
Ahora toca descansar de este día tan largo. Nos vamos a dormir y a coger fuerzas para mañana. 🔹🔹🔹
Jet lag no hagas de las tuyas 😝😝😝