Friday, August 23, 2013

Meiji Jingu (shrine)

On the same day we went to Takeshita Dori, we also went to Meiji Jingu which was pretty much right beside the fashion district. This is a Shrine dedicated to the Meiji emperor who was very popular amongst the people during his rule. The shrine is right beside the Harajuku station but is, in contrast to the area, very quiet and relaxing. It is surrounded by a forest which is accessible by little trails. 
The gate of the shrine. 

In the shrine people can buy something called 絵馬(ema), wood boards that are supposed to carry the wishes written on them to The Lord. It's 500¥ per ema. After writing the wishes on there, the emas are hung on to racks full those. 

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