Many people visited my blog from Pakistan in end of 2011.
☆⌒(*＾-ﾟ)v آپ کا شکریہ!!
I did not know that the official language of Pakistan is English.
Japanese are busy...
Most of Japanese do not really worship for the religions.
But we eat Christmas cake and have Christmas parties, which I have mentioned before.
Many Japanese go to Buddhist temples at New Year's Eve.
And go to Shinto shrines at New Year's Day.
There is big event in Buddhist temple.
The Watch-Night Bell "Jyoya no Kane".
It takes few hours.
So last hit is already in New Year.
where biggest Buddha is, in Nara
The reason why ring the bell 108 times is:
Buddhism considers human being has 108 kinds of worldly desires.
So you renounce all of worldly desires and going to be in new year with clean body and mind.
Don't you think you have 108 kinds of worldly desires?
Yes, you do Ψ(｀∀´)Ψ.
I wish you do not have any injury or sick in 2012, the year of dragon!