Observing Hatsuhinode in Tokyo

Philip Fong, AFP

Posted at Jan 01 2022 12:39 PM

Watching the year's first sunrise

People gather to watch the sunrise on New Year's Day at Musashi-Mitake Shrine in Ome, Tokyo on Saturday. Watching the first sunrise of the new year, called Hatsuhinode, is a tradition observed in Japan meant to be a rejuvenating and serene practice and is said to represent hope and renewal.