Wow! Beautifully shot. All your images have a wonderful softness and subtelty to them. I would love to know your secrets!
17 Mar 2008 6:23am
I like this. I am intrigued by what these wooden boards are and what they say. I think the fact that I dont know what they are or what they say adds to the enigma.
17 Mar 2008 6:35am
This image is so beautifully filled with emotion and sentiment. I am imagining that these are the handwritten hopes (and dreams) of the people who have visited the temple. Such a powerful statement about the ritual nature of human spirituality.
17 Mar 2008 9:50am
oh wow, priceless!
17 Mar 2008 10:30am
Wow they are so many... I though that the old ones were taken out but I can read the year 2006. A beautiful light on tose tablets.
17 Mar 2008 11:15am
A poetic shot with beautiful light!
17 Mar 2008 1:18pm
beautifull shot! Great moment you have here
17 Mar 2008 1:46pm
I've never seen them piled up like that!
17 Mar 2008 1:58pm
You have such an amazing eye...you have truly been blessed with an amazing gift. I'm in awe with your ability to capture the light in your images. Your work is very inspiring and I always look forward to your posts. Another beautiful image. Very well done.
17 Mar 2008 3:41pm
nice image with the warm light, and the shadow.
And I like the colour, too.
17 Mar 2008 3:54pm
Many many wishes. I like it because it shows the side of life on the other side of the world. Plus the warm color of the wooden tablets. Good shot.
17 Mar 2008 4:23pm
The title intrigues me, especially since I can't read the writing. I guess it goes to show that humans are more alike than different, no matter where we live. We all have hopes...
17 Mar 2008 6:31pm
Writing down a hope and hanging it like this on a sacrosanct place, often will work as a self-fulfilling prophecy and encourage people to get it realized or have peace with pain that cannot be (totally) cured. I wish we had here something like this. Thanks for sharing this picture, GJC!
17 Mar 2008 8:56pm
Wonderful capture. There are so many wishes here!
17 Mar 2008 9:04pm
The colours and tones in your photos are always a delight!.....when added to your great sense of balance in a photo they are a joy to view!
17 Mar 2008 10:46pm
Can you explain what these are?
18 Mar 2008 12:44am
@farmermarn: Thanks to all who wrote. These are called ema (絵馬) and are used at temples and shrines to write down wishes. The ones here are mostly written by those hoping for a healthy and happy baby.
another great shot and capture of light...i'm with farmermarn..you've got my curiosity:)
18 Mar 2008 2:00am
18 Mar 2008 4:09pm
Every time I hear from a tradition in Japan I wish we had some of their traditions too. Beautiful framing.
18 Mar 2008 9:27pm
19 Mar 2008 4:15pm
great light, color, texture
19 Mar 2008 9:57pm
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