Before leaving we asked a friend of ours who recently moved to Houston if he wanted anything from Japan before we left. He replied, “bring me omamori please!” I guess his time in Houston hasn’t been very good, and he wanted a good luck charm from a shrine in Japan.
Although there are a lot of shrines around to get omamori, we decided to make a trip of it and head up the mountain to one of my favorite shrines ever, Haruna Jinja.
The entrance to Haruna Jinja
That weekend was also the Tamamura fireworks, which we can see from our roof, so I took a few pictures and videos: