A walk around Kyoto and Ebisu the god of wealth

Jan 2015 around Kyoto station Gion and then on to Ebisu-Jinja (shrine) for the Ebisu san festival.
Ebisu is the god of wealth. many come here on Jan 10th to bring back their past year lucky charm ornaments. to thank the gods and pray for a new year success and prosperity, then on to buy new lucky charms for the new year. All of this accompanied by traditional music and dance. i remember the flute dominating a very uplifting tune. Like any such festival there are many people and lines for everything. much less visitors at night time. 
i try my best to stay discreet and mindful of the situation and people around me. 

 photo of the lady and dog is taken by my 6 years old son.  

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