A World of Wishes

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A wall of wishes encasing the “wish tree” at the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.

Each wooden tablet, called an “ema,” has a message of good luck and is signed by a name. This wooden wall enclosure in itself contains thousands of names. Names of visitors from all over the world. Names in Japanese, Chinese, English, Spanish.

I find comfort in the fact that I was able to leave behind a name and a message behind in Tokyo.

Photo Challenge: Names

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