Ema - votive picture tablets- at Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe

by Noriko

There is a corridor full of emas (votive tablets) behind the main hall of Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe.  Hikawa Shrine is famous as a deity of matchmaking and keeping a family peaceful.  People draw their wish especially related to marriage and peaceful family life on an ema, a pentagon wooden tablet, here in Hikawa Shrine, and hang it at the corridor to make it come true.  

Ema - votive picture  tablets- at Hikawa Shrine in Kawagoe


03 Feb 2016

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My name is Noriko Nagura. I am a government-certified tour guide. I now live in Saitama. What I especially like about Saitama is Kawagoe city. Kawagoe is full of history and culture -- traditional kura-zukuri houses, Kawagoe castle, gorgeous portable shrines used at Kawagoe festival, Kita-in temple that was loved and taken care of by Ieyasu Tokugawa and Iemitsu Tokugawa, famous shoguns in Edo period (from 1603 to 1867).

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