You may have seen these wooden plaques when visiting Shinto shrines around japan. These are decorated with drawings of the year’s zodiac sign or the temple’s symbol along with special Kanji characters.
These are called ema, which also means horse in Japanese. Ema are used to write prayers and ask for good luck in certain endeavors.
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It’s time again for Japan’s beloved cherry blossom season. The trees are blooming at Tokyo Midtown and Aoyama Cemetery, only a few minutes from Hardy Barracks. Temperatures are expected to rise and full bloom is expected to happen over the weekend.
If you have vacation days saved up, you should consider planning a visit to Kamakura. This small charming city is full of temples, shrines, beaches, and monuments, and remains to be a very popular tourist location.
In response to Prime Minister Abe's call for a 10-day extension of cancellation, postponement or scale down for upcoming major events, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea extended the closure indefinitely, the resort reported via its homepage Mar. 11.