Shinto Practice, Japanese Shrine, Kyoto, Honshu, Japan.
Oshogatsu (New Year) is a time of celebration. Japanese people go to
visit shrines or temples.
Shrine visitors write their wishes on wooden plates called Ema. They
then hang these wooden plates on rafters, hoping that their wishes will
come true. Most people wish for good health, success in business or at
school, love or wealth.