Sunday, September 25, 2005

Tanya at Dazaifu in Fukuoka



The above picture shows Tanya following a Japanese custom. At temples and shrines, you can buy a fortune (almost always in Japanese). You carefully read the fortune and then fold it neatly and tie it to a particular clothesline like structure. These structures are usually jam packed with peoples fortunes but, actually any tree branch will also suffice. You can often see random fortunes tied to tree branches.

3 comments:

Rosie said...

Wow looks like you and Tanya are having a good time. Are you coming to Hagi? I have had a big weekend and am happy to be home, alas off to Mishima! Talk soon,
Rosie oxoxxo

Anonymous said...

What is this exactly, elle? Everything else has an explanation but this one. Would love to know.
April. xxx

Paul said...

Fantastic photos and love this one in particular... have a few pics of these fortune 'trees' myself but you've captured it brilliantly.