Ema boards, or wishing plaques, are a mainstay of Shintoism, but it can also be seen in use in some Buddhist temples. They have a rather interesting origin, allow me to impart. History. The word ema is comprised of two kanji: 絵馬. The first 絵 for picture, and 馬 for horse. Horses are revered as [...]
A deep hued hibiscus flower spotted in Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.
Spotted in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, where even the other half lives like the rest of us.
Murasaki Mura's 2nd annual lantern festival took place from November 2016 to February 2017.