Today was the first day of 2007, and it was quite an enjoyable day.
As you can see, Reiko wore a kimono for the new year and we enjoyed breakfast with her family as well as made a trip to a shrine in Inuyama. We didn't do any of the Shinto prayers (since neither of us are Shintoist), but it was enjoyable to visit the temple and see all the people. I can see that this is one of the few times of year that temples make the largest amount of money. Everything cost some amount of money. The only things that were free was the air and the pictures we could take.
After all was said and done, Reiko was happy to exchange the kimono for some regular clothes. While women look great wearing the robes, they're really very tight. I was able to see this first hand, and unfortunately, Reiko had to cut her breakfast short. I think we made it up with dinner, though.
I'll be posting the pictures from today in the gallery (New Year 2007), so feel free to look.
There are only a few days left until I must return to Canada. So I'll be enjoying the rest of this time as much as possible. Tomorrow I get to meet Reiko's eldest sister as well as the rest of her family. It should be fun :)