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Ema - Japanese Wood Plaque Chomei-ji Shiga (E9-14)

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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 Chomei-ji, Shiga Prefecture.
 Chomei-ji temple is located in Hachiman, Shiga Prefecture. It is said that Shotoku Taishi (592-710), a famous Japanese politician, erected this temple. The temple is located near Lake Biwa, peak of Mount Ikiya, visitors need to climb 808 stairs to get to the temple. The main hall has been rebuilt in 1524. This temple is the 31st amulet-offering point of Thirty-three Sacred Kannon Temples of Western Japan. It is said that pilgrimage to this temple can bring you long life. Apart from the Main Hall, there is also a three-storied pagoda, Three Buddhas hall and other facilities, designated as important cultural properties. You can see Lake Biwa from the temple, the largest lake in Japan.
On the Ema:
健康 kenkou = health
 長寿 chojyu = long life
観音 kannon = buddhist image Goddess of Mercy 
西國
願いごと negaigoto = wish

This Ema is from  the 17th year of the Heisei era (2005)
It measures about 13.5cm x 9cm x 7mm. 

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