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Shrine maidens prepare for the new year celebration charms, such as... News PhotoAstrology Sign,Celebration,Dazaifu,Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine,Fukuoka Prefecture,Hamaya,Horizontal,Human Interest,Japan,New,Preparation,Spirituality,StatuePhotographer Collection: The Asahi Shimbun 2013 The Asahi ShimbunDAZAIFU, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 29: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Shrine maidens prepare for the new year celebration charms, such as statue of horse which is the zodiac sign of 2014 and hamaya sacred bows at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine on November 29, 2013 in Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan. The shrine expects more than two million visitors during the Hatsumoude, first visit to shrines of the year. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)