Happy New Your to all of you! It’s no surprise that in the land of the rising sun, the start of a new year is a significant event, but in Japan don’t expect the massive parties and firework displays so prevalent in other major cities. Instead, there is a more introspective vibe and a homage to tradition, as most people spend the early evening eating buckwheat noodles at home with loved ones, before heading out on January 1 to join the huge crowds for hatsumode (the first shrine or temple visit of the year) to pray for good fortune and buy lucky charms for the 12 months ahead. Sense-Ji Temple in Asakusa - Tokyo, Japan.
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Before: Healthcare Exec. Based in Brussels; Heidelberg; Los Altos Hills, CA; The Hague, Geneva, Nijmegen, Groningen
Now: Non-Executive Director in the Healthcare Industry based in Ghent. A travel buff with a passion for photography, photography books, Leica, wine and Asian food. Last but not least: proud grandfather of William, Nicholas and Mateo.
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