Omamori (Talismans), Dazaifu Tenmangu, Japan

Dazaifu Tenmangū in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, is a shrine frequented by students who visit in order to pray for academic achievement. This photo shows a stand inside the shrine selling Omamori (お守り; written as おまもり here). Omamori are amulets that are said to provide various forms of luck or protection – in the case of Dazaifu Tenmangu, a variety of education-themed talismans focusing on successful studies or luck in passing exams are available.

Omamori (Talismans), Dazaifu Tenmangu, Japan Photo
Omamori (Talismans), Dazaifu Tenmangu, Japan

Shot with Mamiya 6 and 50mm f/4 lens on Fujicolor Pro 400H film. Developed and scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.

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