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"Meiji Shrine (明治神宮), Tokyo , Japan" by Thiwan Chowanadisai  So thankful that my husband and I were able to visit this place in Japan and we have a wish board placed here with other people from all over the world. Something special that was experienced together.

"Meiji Shrine (明治神宮), Tokyo , Japan" by Thiwan Chowanadisai

Japanese wooden arrow decorated with small votive plaques for a good luck charm, Hamaya 破魔矢

Japanese wooden arrow decorated with small votive plaques for a good luck charm, Hamaya 破魔矢.

Japanese Ema.....Five-cornered board of a background is called "Ema (絵馬) " If it writes and prays for the wish, it is believed that the wish is realized. When President Obama visited Japan the other day, he also wrote the Ema. His prayer was for global peace.....(^_^)v

Five-cornered board of a background is called "Ema (絵馬) " If it writes and prays for the wish, it is believed that the wish is realized.

Asakusa hagoita fair - Asakusa Hagoitaichi (Battledore Fair) is an annual fair held at Sensoji in Asakusa at the end of the year. Inside the temple grounds, more than 60 open-air stalls selling decorated hagoita (battledores), shuttlecocks, kites, Daruma dolls, and other New Year decorations, and hundreds of thousands of people walk around to see and get what they need. Tokyo, Japan

Edo atmosphere Asakusa Hagoitaichi (Battledore Fair) is an annual fair held at Sensoji in Asakusa at the end of the year. Inside the temple grounds,

A Shinto shrine with charms for lots of everyday situations, like love affairs, perseverance in studying, and good luck on tests.

If you're planning a trip to Japan or simply want to learn more about its culture, this travel primer helps you understand the difference between Japanese temples and shrines and what to look out for during your visit.

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from Japan

This what you do when you Choose a Bad Fortune, Tie it to a Tree Limb so that the Tree will Retain the Bad Luck for you.

Japanese wind chime 風鈴- fūrin. ☆★The word 開運- kaiún written on 短冊- tanzaku (strip of paper) literally means "opening up a better fortune."

☆★The motif is 招き猫- maneki neko (the traditional beckoning cat or the lucky cat). The word 開運- kaiún written on 短冊- tanzaku (strip of paper) lit. "opening up a better fortune.

In Japan to get food, their are very few big supermarkets like Walmart, but there are lots that are very small. Their is also a lot of small little shops selling things like fresh fruits and vegetables. The majority of people choose to do there full grocery shops in the smaller supermarkets. Some popular ones are Inageya and Daiso.

chestnut vendor — Nishiki Ichiba 錦市場, a five-block-long food shopping arcade, Kyoto