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Anzan Kigan, Okayama 4

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 24 December 2013 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Anzan kigan (安産祈願) is a Japanese tradition involving a visit to a shrine to pray for the safe birth of a child. Expectant parents write messages to their unborn child and wishes of good luck for the upcoming birth on these wooden plaques called ema, which are then displayed at the shrine.

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Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool shot for sure!

24 Dec 2013 7:13am

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve!

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a beautiful display Daryl.
Enjoy Christmas Eve with yours!

24 Dec 2013 4:15pm

@Richard Standley: Thanks Richard!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very good this take! It gives a feeling of hope and light!

25 Dec 2013 1:25pm

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela!