Jan 11, 2009

初詣 - First visit to the temple

今日は家族で初詣に行ってきました~。場所は恒例の西新井大師。

大師近辺は車で大混雑。近辺の駐車場では一時間3000円とかいう駐車料金も...。ぼったくりも甚だしいっ!我々はほんの少し離れたところにあったガラガラの駐車場に停めることに。しかも料金200円!

それにしても、三箇日をとっくに過ぎたのにすごい人だかり。びっくり。おみくじでは小吉でした...。まぁ、凶とかじゃなかったからいいか...。

そそくさと初詣を済ませると、兄貴がデジカメ買いたいと言うので付き合ってあげて、それから家族みんなで安楽亭に行き、遅い焼肉の昼ごはんを食べました~。いや~ぁ、やっぱり焼肉は美味い!

今年一年良いことがたくさんありますように!

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I went to Nishiarai Daishi temple for the first visit with my family.

The area around the temple was packed with cars. Lots of car parks around the temple were charging flipping 3000JPY for an hour of parking... what a rip-off! We decided to park in an empty car park that's a wee bit away from the temple. It cost us 200JPY! Bargain!

I was amazed by the amount of people who came to the temple while it's been a while since the first three days of the month. The fortune telling was okay... At least it wasn't the worst...

Once we finished the first visit to the temple, we went to an electronic shop since my brother wanted to buy a new digital camera. After that, we headed to Anrakutei restaurant to have korean BBQ for late lunch. Korean BBQ is great!

I hope this year will be packed with lots of good things for me.


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