Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe            

風鈴回廊 (The Fuurin Corridor)



The Fuurin Corridor is the symbol of En-Musubi Wind Chimes.
風鈴回廊は縁結び風鈴のシンボルです。

888 Edo style wind chimes are hung with poeple's wishes written on the strips of paper.
People hear nice sounds of wind chimes.
願い事が書かれた888個もの江戸風鈴がつるされており、風鈴の心地よい音色が聞こえてきます。

At nights, the Fuurin Corridor is lit up, and it gives a beautiful and fantastic view.
夜にはライトアップされ幻想的な光景を見ることができます。

By the way, the number eight is written "八" in Japapnese Kanji. Number eight is a lucky  number in Japan, because the Chinese character "八" shows the two lines extended as they  go down, "suehirogari" in Japanese. It means "more and more" and becomes better and  better as time passes.

ちなみに、数字の8は漢字で「八」と書きます。漢字の下のほうが広がることから「末広がり」を意味し、日本では縁起の良い数字とされています。











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