Cold, Hard Cash: Worshippers Look to Giant Tuna for a Prosperous New Year (Japan in Photos)

Visitors to Nishinomiya Shrine in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, place small money offerings on a 2.3-meter long, 230-kilogram frozen tuna on January 8, 2018, as part of an annual New Year event. The shrine is dedicated to Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, who is closely associated with business success. Worshippers put coins on the large fish, enough for around 1,200 portions of sashimi, in hopes of assuring commercial prosperity in the year to come. (© Jiji)

tradition shrine Shintō Hyōgo