Thursday, March 13, 2014

Emma (絵馬)

You may see this kind of plate, Emma, at a shrine. It's available year around though, I guess it gets the most in March. Why? Because it's time for the school entrance exam season.
People write their wishes and hang it there.

These are for women who are expecting babies. They wish healthy and safe childbirth. After all, they offer votive dipper with a hole on the bottom at the Shinto shrine.
Imagine the water leakage. It reminds us of feeding children with mother's milk.

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