The Yomiuri newspaper comes with a stack of shiny ads every day, but on New Year’s Day in particular, the advertisers go whole hog. Today’s haul was enough to stuff a pig. So if you’re looking for something to do on this beautiful first day of 2014, you can always…
11 clothing and shoes
9 department Stores
6 electronics and cell phones
5 houses and apartments
4 health and fitness
3 politicians, each with a picture of Mt. Fuji
3 cable TV and video games
2 cars and car accessories
And if all else fails,
1 life insurance
1 Buddhist altar
Being rather averse to shopping, I opted instead to eat my New Year’s noodles and then mosey on down to Shoin Jinja to make my New Year’s wish with about a gazillion other people.
And I always enjoy checking out the sacred garbage. (Thanks for that, Jonelle!)
And so, gentle readers, thank you always for dropping by and I wish you satisfaction, peace of mind and karmic well-being in the coming year.