Kyoto Ebisu Matsuri 2006

The annual festival at Kyoto Ebisu Jinja to pray for financial success continues through Thursday, and the shrine just south of Gion is open 24 hours tonight for the second straight night. Visitors buy bamboo branches and attach a huge variety of colorful lucky talismans, each sold separately, in hopes of having success in business in the new year. Someone apparrently donated a huge (looks like about 200 kg to me) tuna which is displayed behind the offertory, in no danger of thawing in this cold weather.

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