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Latest newsletter: "Ema"

January 29, 2018

In Japan, it is called "Hatsumode" to visit shrine or temple for the
first time in the New Year. Many people tend to go in the first three
days of the year and as a custom they often write their wish or express
their gratitude for their previous wish coming true on a wooden plaque
with a horse picture. Although this is called "Ema (Picture of horse)",
there are many plaques without horse picture. Why is it still named "Ema"?

Read the full article:
Changing into a horse to dedicate: "Ema"

Translation by: Hitomi Kochi, reviewed by Chan Yee Ting

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