Monday, October 25, 2010

Toyota City Shrine

Carter and I walked around and found this Japanese Shrine in Toyota City one afternoon. It was very peaceful and interesting.

Ema, or the tags in the pictures below, usually purchased for around 500 yen and bearing the chief symbol or characteristic motif of the shrine or an animal associated with the Chinese zodiac, ema are inscribed with a wish or hope: success in exams, luck in marriage or finding a partner, a healthy child-birth, financial prosperity, winning the lottery...anything is possible...just buy a plaque, fill in the details, pray to the kami (gods) and hang it up with the rest.

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