2014-04-19

Hokkaido Shrine in spring !


by Chis.

In Japan, the old talismans that might finished their mandate should be brought back to the shrine with some gratuity.
I brought a "EMA", a votive picture tablet of horse and a talisman to Hokkaido Shrine.
There were not so many people  on the premises of the shrine. At the north entrance of the shrine, one of the most popular and famous confectioneries in Hokkaido, ROKKATEI has a small branch shop where hot rice cakes with sweet red-beans paste inside can be savored. They were warmed up on the steel plate and served to the visitors.
Would you pray for the peace and happiness of the world your family in the shrine ?

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