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Updated: November 19, 2018
People from all over Japan visit Kanda Myojin Shrine to make wishes for the new year. They ask for everything from a happy home to commercial success and new relationships—not necessarily romantic ones, but stronger and happier ties to others.
The Daikoku Festival is held close to Coming-of-Age Day, a holiday held in honor of those who just turned 20. At the Daikoku Festival, a Shinto dancer dresses as Daikoku, the deity of fortune, and greets new adults by shaking his lucky mallet above their heads.
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