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wooden plaques

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 7 September 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture.

These wooden plaques are called 絵馬 ema.
You often see them in Japanese Shinto Shrines.
August 13, 2017 @河合神社

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Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland


7 Sep 2017 7:27am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

A sense of peace. Beautiful pic, well framed.

7 Sep 2017 7:32am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu

7 Sep 2017 7:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise!

7 Sep 2017 7:56am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is amazing...

7 Sep 2017 8:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Interesting doc shot

7 Sep 2017 9:36am

Devi from Chennai, India

Okay..I went into that link and read all about the wooden plaques.
How faith can be seen in various thoughts...we too have people writing their wishes and tying them to a particular pole or tree in some temples !!
This is a beautiful image :)))

7 Sep 2017 10:20am

@Devi: Ah, you went into the link ! Thanks for your comment

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A superb image. I wonder what messages are on these plaques.

7 Sep 2017 10:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these wooden plaques which have a bronze appearance to them with their color. Hopefully their prayers and wishes come true!

7 Sep 2017 11:47am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I read the link. This represents a lot of dreams and prayers. Lovely way of expressing desires.

7 Sep 2017 2:25pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice!

7 Sep 2017 2:37pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The plaques make an interesting picture. I too wonder what messages lthese plaques contain.
A fine shot

7 Sep 2017 2:39pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


7 Sep 2017 3:22pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

À beautiful composition and graphics of this wooden plaques, a great ust !

7 Sep 2017 5:44pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh yes, I've seen many of these and written a few myself. I enjoy seeing them. Thank you.

7 Sep 2017 6:31pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well captured this interesting view.

7 Sep 2017 6:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it!

7 Sep 2017 9:41pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

A lovely illustration of this Shinto tradition. Thanks for the link to additional information. How long do the plaques hang? Who takes them down and what is done with them. (one would think the ones that achieved their wishes/prayers would have some resale value).

8 Sep 2017 12:18am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is very interesting.

8 Sep 2017 12:29am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just beautiful! It looks like a work of art.

8 Sep 2017 2:17am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very interesting.

8 Sep 2017 2:36am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel ensemble de plaques et vue quel renu et ttoit superbe

8 Sep 2017 3:31am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Beautiful symmetry, harmony.

8 Sep 2017 3:11pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Interesting. Good composition.

10 Sep 2017 8:02pm