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)