Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Anime Ema at Kanda Myojin Shrine

From wikipedia, Ema (絵馬?) are small wooden plaques 
on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. 
The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine
where the kami (spirits or gods) receive them. 
They bear various pictures, often of animals or other 
Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i (願意), 
meaning "wish", written along the side.

All photos are from Tokyobling's blog, see all detail there.

1 comment:

  1. These are all so cute... Japanese are indeed very creative