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Prayers and wishes at the shrine in the snow

Today’s photo is a close up of the ema at Mizu Inari Shrine. A wider view of the same scene can be seen here. Normally I like to browse what people have written. On this cold evening, I took a picture instead to read on my computer screen back in my warm apato.

Some of the prayers/wishes here are for good health, to be fast at math, and to be a good studier. One person wants money. Another wants a home free of sickness, devils (maybe bad luck), and disasters.

Is it impolite to read the wishes of others? I’m not sure.

One Response to “Prayers and wishes at the shrine in the snow”

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    kate:

    If the messages are posted publicly, I would interpret that as an invitation. Colourful photo!