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Single in November 2011
A month with the FA 43mm LTD
People buy blank pieces of wood and then write their wishes on them. I believe all of these will be burned at the end of the year.
Autumn at the shrine
Japanese sake 
The link to religion .... well a small drink of sake and salt is usually taken after attending a funeral to cleanse your body of...
Ring me - a bell rope
Incense - AKA stinky sticks as my kids call them 
Burnt at the shrine or at a grave
Here died ..... a horse 
This is really old and horses in Japan very really rare and expensive.
I thought these waves looked a bit like clouds.. 
This spot is popular to watch the first sunrise of the New Year.
How to pray 
Flip your 5 coin into the offering box 
Ring the bell once 
Bow twice. 
Clap twice in prayer while thinking about your wish. 
Bow once.
Mini shrine 
On the street near where I work.
Shishi - Lion protector of the shrine
Early morning - no PP
Shrine at home
Small shrine
Path to the shrine 
I liked the light here, shrine in the background and wee bit of split toning.
God of the Shrine. 
It's head is smooth where people have rubbed and you can see many 5 coins.
Shrine and graveyard gate
Local mini shrine 
Shame about the shed but it was either that or a telegraph pole. Them's the breaks.
Inari statue
Well not exactly .. These are new cars that people have brought to this shrine to have "blessed". The evil spirits are chased away and the drivers...
The name of this coin in Japanese sounds a bit like "good fortune" so before praying at the shrine people flip one of these into the offering...
More statues 
Getting bored yet? Some different styles of statues. Japanese sake is in the glass jars. You can buy them like this in the same way you...
Shrines on film
A bit of autumn colour (at the shrine) 
Still on theme though this is at a shrine with a spring. The grey bits are inari gods who have featured in...
Tied around a shrine statue's (the one from day 2) neck with just a wee bit of split toning.
Morning sunshine

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