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Ema - Japanese Wood Plaque Gangyo-ji Temple (E9-24) Buddhist Temple in Kyoto

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This is an "Ema". "Ema" are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami (spirits or gods) receive them. They bear various pictures, often of animals or other Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i (願意), meaning "wish", written along the side. In ancient times people would donate horses to the shrines for good favor, over time this was transferred to a wooden plaque with a picture of a horse, and later still to the various wooden plaques sold today for the same purpose.

Ema are sold for various wishes. Common reasons for buying a plaque are for success in work or on exams, marital bliss, to have children, and health. Some shrines specialize in certain types of these plaques, and the larger shrines may offer more than one. Sales of ema help support the shrine financially.


********This Ema is from Gangyo-ji Temple, Kyoto Prefecture.

Gangyō-ji was founded in the early Heian period.


877 : The temple is founded, and it takes its name from the era (nengō) in which it was first established.


986 : The emperor Kazan abdicated in this temple. He renounced his throne and the world. Two courtiers, the chūnagon Yoshikane and the sachūben (左中辨 middle-level controller of the left) Korenari, decided to follow the former emperor’s example and became Buddhist priests themselves. After this, the temple was also known more popularly as Kazan-ji (花山寺 Temple of (Emperor) Kazan).

 


This Ema is from  the 19th year of the Heisei era (2007)
It measures about 13.8cm x 9cm x 5mm. 

$15.00
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