New year's eve at Suwa jinja in Kitakata.

The new year's evening at Suwa  Jinja in Kitakata, a very cold night. This was back in the 2005.
The house of the priest and his family is inside the jinja garden.
The big tori and the food and sweets stalls outside the temple compound.
 A bonfire inside the temple garden.

  The chief priest greets the people to the jinja, the main hall is fully opened to see.
 The topic moment of the sake offering, the sake is in big jars covered with straw and tied with ropes.
 Now the sake is offered to the people.


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