I thought there would be loads of beautiful girls clad in kimono and handsome guys looking smart in their suits appearing in Meiji Shrine, so I decided to go have a look and snap some photos.
New Year greeting from Meiji Jingu.
To my disappointment, Meiji Shrine was filled with tourists, mostly gaijins, and kimono-clad girls only made up like 5% of the total visitors.
Occasionally there would be a rare appearance of a girl in kimono and she would be instantly mobbed by a bunch of enthusiastic tourists for photos.
Of course I was one of those tourists. Haha.
So pretty! Like a bunch of flowers (with fur) just exploded in my face!
These girls were posing there for a long time and the surrounding tourists kept increasing.
Running away from the mad crowd finally.
Where did all the 20-year-olds go????? I suppose they have some ceremonies back in their towns and had to listen to some talk by the mayor.
A wedding procession in Meiji Jingu.
I think this is the second or third time I have seen such a ceremony here. Meiji Jingu is a popular place for traditional wedding ceremonies.
Saw 2 guys shyly approached a pretty girl for a photo.
I wish I could wear a kimono like that!