January 8,2023 Today is the beginning of the year for us.
The first operation of the 5th year of Reiwa started with clear 
and calm weather.
The boatmen gather at 8:45 to prepare for safety prayers,
 and pray for safety from 10:00.
Reading of the gSafety Pledgeh by the chairman. 
Offering sacred sake to a Japanese boat. 
After the performance of sumo jinku,
General boarding started. About 80 passengers on board. 
This year's activities have started.
At the morning meeting, two new boatmen who passed 
the boatman certification exam at the end of the year were given certificates.
I have more new friends.