Trivia Question: What is NOT a reason people visit shrines in Japan?
While Japanese people go to shrines for many reasons, there are also things that are discouraged on a visit. People who are in mourning, sick, or have an injury should wait to visit a shrine, as those are signs of impurity. The shrines also have water fountains with ladles for cleansing your hands and mouth before you enter, a sign of respect and purification before visiting the gods.
Pay respects to gods
Pray for good fortune
Celebrate an occasion
Mourn a loved one
The Answer: The correct answer is Mourn a loved one.