Visiting a Shinto Shrine: Ema

These wooden plaques, or ema, are found at all shinto shrines in Japan. For a few hundred yen you can buy a plaque and write your wish on it in the hope that the shrine deities will grant it.

These ema were at a love shrine in Kyoto, so these messages are wishing for luck in love. At this shrine you can also try to gain luck in love by walking between two stones with your eyes closed. Unfortunately, when I tried it, I veered far off course and into an elderly Japanese man. Whoops.

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