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Once Upon a Time in the East at Rokusho Shrine

Lord Buddha is everywhere but—
alas! — invisible
In the silent dawn
I see him faintly in a dream.
~Ryōjin Hishō

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Baby Wishes at Rokusho

A lot of ema (絵馬), or wishing plaques, along the main shrine at Rokusho Shrine. These are super common to see at shrines. They are a relatively popular way to wish for stuff. Sometimes the ema comes blank and you can fill it in however you wish, and sometimes it comes with a pre-written message which people usually add to with their own message on the back.

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Senjafuda: Proof of Travel

You may notice these stickers all over temples and shrines in Japan. They are called senjafuda (千社札) which means thousand-shrine tag and they are more or less something of a proof of travel mark. Kilroy was here, maybe? Well, not quite…

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Gate to the Shogun's Shrine

Looking up at the gate of Rokusho Shrine, Ieyasu’s family shrine where only a few were allowed to enter in pre-modern times.

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Bribing the gods

Today’s photo is a donation board, more or less, at Rokusho Shrine, the Matsudaira and Tokugawa family shrine. A way to gain favor with the gods?

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Amazingly Detailed Shrine

These past few days traffic has been really shooting up. I hope this means people like the daily HDR photos I’m sticking up. So to everyone new, welcome to JapanDave.com and thank you for visiting! Continue Reading →