Every New Year's Day, we have a custom of visiting a tutelary deity at a local shrine. It called "Hatsumoude" in Japan.

Our local shrine is built on mountain, it is the brunch shrine of Kamigamo shrine.
Last year was the 1000th anniversary of the establishment.

It enshrines the god of thunder that regarded as having divine favor in protecting from the lightning.

Farming and forestry are depending on the weather.

the shrine has been worshiped and respected from locals through the ages.

Locals went to pray together and we thank for the last year and prayed for rich harvest for this year.

And also I prayed for your good fortune for new year.