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Ema (Votive Tablet)
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Ema (Votive Tablet)

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

EMA is literally a "horse picture" [in Japanese]
and is a substitute for a live horse
dedicated to Shinto divinities to guarantee
welfare, prosperity, recovery from illness,
safe passage or some other fulfillment of
desire.


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