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At Myokenzan Shrine

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 18 May 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Seirei (see previous days' shots) is on the grounds of this shrine.

The small wooden plaques are called ema; people write wishes on them, and they are a common sight at Japanese shrines.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

saeed from ahwaz, Iran

wow!very nice! thank you...

18 May 2008 10:18am

@saeed: Thank you saeed!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very interesting shot.

18 May 2008 10:22am

@Ana Lúcia: Cheers Ana!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I love this, tells such a story, intimate yet discreet you took it Very well...

18 May 2008 12:26pm

@Lorraine: Thank you Lorraine!

Cheryl from Boerne, United States

very interesting looking place. great capture! very intimate composition

18 May 2008 1:28pm

@Cheryl: Thank you Cheryl!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

You captured a great intimate moment here! Very interesting.

18 May 2008 5:43pm

@standley: Thank you standley!

Gnarf from Stockholm, Sweden

Might be a stupid question but, what are all those notes written on tree blocks? Is it like a "paper-on-a-string-wishes" kind of thing? Anyway, nice capture!

18 May 2008 6:55pm

@Gnarf: Thanks Grnarf; you're right, the wooden plaques are called ema and people write wishes on them.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Lovely well balanced shot.

21 May 2008 7:51pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks Twelvebit.