Trip to Mizuma Dera

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On New Year’s Day, Craig & Kana along with Kana’s family, visit the Mizuma-dera Temple. It is a new experience for Craig. There are lots and lots of people visiting the Temple on New Year’s Day.

There are dozens of little stalls surrounding the temple selling everything from cotton candy to squid to octopus!

One funny little story that happened in the video, a little girl got Craig’s leg mixed up with her mother’s. Imagine her surprise when she looked up and saw she was holding onto a strange white guy’s leg! LOL

クレイグが初めて迎える日本のお正月。

私達夫婦は家族と共に、水間寺へ初詣に出かけました。人の出の多さと、道路の両脇に所狭しと並ぶ露店に、クレイグは驚いた様子。初詣=人込み、そんな印象だけが残ってしまったかもしれません。

おもしろい出来事がありました。お守りを買う家族達を待っていると、クレイグの足元に小さな女の子がからみついて・・・。どうやら、自分のパパと間違えてしまったようです!最初は迷子になってしまったことに泣いていた女の子ですが、自分が抱きついていたのがクレイグだとわかり、さらに泣いてしまいました!!


Mizuma-dera (Temple)
An old temple founded by high priest Gyoki in the mid-8th century. In its’ extensive precincts, the main temple, a three-storied pagoda and other structures are standing. A temple noted for warding off evil and as a temple sacred to the god of marriage. Kaizuka City, Osaka, Japan


 

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Crowds at Mizuma Dera (temple)
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Kana on the way to Mizuma Dera
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The three story pagoda at Mizume Dera
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Stalls around the temple sell everything from octopus to cotton candy.
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The incense of good luck at Mizuma Dera