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Saturday, September 10, 2011

The lucky charm for safe life, etc. part 2




  As a souvenir from shrine or temple, Japanese often gets a lucky charm.
  "
午 (go, uma)" of the twelve signs of the zodiac is embroidered on this face.

  The meaning is horse.






  This is the Shimogamo Shinto Shrine's lucky charm.
  The backside is embroidered in kanji with "
下鴨 神社 (Shimogamo-jinja)".

  It is registered with Cultural heritage.




  

  This Shinto Shrine is one of the oldest them in Kyoto.
  The foundation is about B.C. 90.

  May the grace of God be with you.




  宵の間の 月のかつらの うす紅葉 照るとしもなき 初秋の空
   鴨 長明  (1155 – 1216)

  Time for night beginning   great laurel tree in the moon
   still light autumn colors  shine somehow  first autumn sky
   
Kamo no Chōmei  (1155 – 1216)





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49 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I'd love to have one of this!
    Have a good weekend Ruma! ;-)

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  2. J'adore ces petits souvenirs, tellement colorés, merci Ruma !

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  3. Maravilloso amuleto para la suerte, es una belleza que me gustaría tener...

    Te deseo un feliz fin de semana Ruma.

    Besos

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  4. All look amazing Ruma, absolutely nice, have a nice weekedn! gloria

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  5. Vistar este cantinho é garantia de grandes inpirações!
    Parabéns pelos lindos trabalhos!

    Bjus

    Vani Helena

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  6. Oh my dear friend Ruma, wonderful treasures from the traditional Japan ...

    Many greetings from Switzerland

    Hans-Peter

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  7. Very interesting and very nice this lucky charm!Thank, Ruma ;)

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  8. I confess it is very surprising, for me, to learn the horse associated with the red colour.
    Japan never ends to astonish me!
    Best wishes and Ogenkide!

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  9. A colorful series where I love surprising red thanks for your visit happy weekend
    Greetings from
    Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

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  10. Very nice Ruma.... nice red colors.

    greetings, Joop

    many thanks for your comments.

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  11. What I absolutely adore in the Japanese culture is this constant feeling of peace and well-being. It's very smoothing and makes you feel good about yourself and the others...Greetings Ruma :)

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  12. You can recognize japanese stil among thousands - it is so special and beautiful.

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  13. I love the elegance of Japan and all the details. So beautiful. Thank you Ruma.

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  14. Hello Ruma!!!! I love this souvenir!!! I hope you were luckier for ever and me too!!! for having read your sweet post!!!! KISSES AND HUGS FROM THE FAR SPAIN.

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  15. Your work is beautiful. Happy to know and visit your blog. Thank you.

    A nice and peaceful weekend to you, Ruma

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  16. Lovely charm and interesting bit of history. I love learning about your culture.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Ruma!

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  17. Beautiful charm.
    I love the simple lines of the Shinto Shrine.

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  18. Salut Ruma,
    Très belle broderie pour ce signe du zodiaque,et ce sanctuaire semble si paisible et toujours ce rouge magnifique........
    Amitiés du luxembourg
    Celeste

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  19. wonderful photo, ruma...the charm is great too...next year I'll see the shrine by myself...I will come to Japan!

    please have a nice weekend, ruma!

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  20. Thank you for the photos of the remarkable shrine, a charm and a tanka. Your translation is really to the point!

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  21. Although I went 3 times to Kyoto, I don't remind I had the chance to visit it. I'll keep this in mind for the next time I can be there !

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  22. Your magnificent photo of the shrine made me want to visit the shrine: I've never been to Shimogamo Shrine but Kamigamo Shrine only.

    The power of the red color of "omamori" will surely drive away evil spirit together with God and the affection of the giver when it is a present.

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  23. HELLO IS SO BEAUTIFULL THE HART LE COEUR OF JAPON BREATH 5BATTRE° IN YOUR PARTAGE AVEC NOUS
    JE VOUS EMBRASSE JE VEUX DIRE LE SALUT QUE J4ADORE AVEC VOUS LA TËTE QUE L4ON BAISSE AVEC LE CROISEMENT DES MAINS

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  24. °º♫
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    Olá, amiga!°º♫
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    º° ✿♥ ♫°
    É lindo trabalho artístico... além de trazer sorte... todos nós gostaríamos de ter um amuleto desses.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil°º♫
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  25. The reds in your photos are really beautiful!
    When I visited the shrine in May, I came across a wedding procession. Thank you, ruma for these lovely photos!

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  26. Bellos colores y texturas en estás bellas fotografías, un buen trabajo. Recibe un fuerte abrazo

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  27. i'd love to have one of these.

    so beautiful reds!

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  28. Your work is a gift for the sense of sight and thought. Thank you.


    daily athens

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  29. I love your photographic work
    was a pleasure to visit you again.

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  30. Preciosas las imágenes...

    Saludos y un buen domingo.

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  31. So beautiful and so informative. Thank you for sharing yourself with us. May the grace of God be with you.

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  32. Beautiful, I love to have one of these amulets.

    A hug.

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  33. · In your picture there is always a powerful color. I like it.

    · Hugs

    CR & LMA
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  34. R- so amazingly old and yet so rich in sacred red. And to be able to take a little of the sacred memory away can often give that physical as well as spiritual connection. Go well. B

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  35. Hello Ruma !
    I am back from work. I was with my husband in a big city for a show (he makes furniture).
    Beautiful embroidery. Beautiful colors.
    I wish you the best.

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  36. Really beautiful Ruma.
    Have a fantastic day.

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  37. ¡Hi Ruma!

    ¡What a beautiful templet!
    Thanks for sharing this lucky charm.

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  38. Amigo Ruma, soy una enamorada de la cultura japonesa. Esos amuletos, esas palabras son signos de una gran cultura y amor a tu país.
    Un saludo y todo mi afecto a tu pueblo.

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  39. Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

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  40. Your web site is very nice. Thanks for the message

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  41. i love japan and your pictures ,happy day for you

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  42. Lovely...
    Greetings from france,

    Pierre

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  43. i have been there, in this tempel. It was wonderful, im so in love whit japan :) thank you very much for sharing ありがとうございます :)

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  44. This shot shows how well the Japanese culture was kept to its original state. It is really a pleasure getting shots with this historic site. The colors are so vivid and crisp!

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