Sunday, January 03, 2010

Hankyu 9000 Series - Hatsumode Marker

12.31-Hankyu9000Hatsumode, originally uploaded by sleepytako.

A Hankyu 9000 series train, the newest type. The sign on front says "hatsumode" [初詣] which means "first shrine visit." Many train lines in Japan run all through the night on New Year's Eve ferrying people to and from shrines for early morning prayer.

Taken on New Year's Eve, at Umeda station.

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