Some pictures of how I lived the beginning of 2011 in Japan, by the way one of the first country to celebrate 2011.

24:05, already 2011!

People hanging out infront of Tokyu Hands, Sannomiya waiting to go to the temple
More people waiting, lot of them!
Making line to pray at Ikuta Shinja Shrine

And could not miss here the Japanese organization

Ikuta Jinja Shrine

Here is where the people throw money to the fate of the coming new year

some others have to work...

Playing Taiko