Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Red Dolls

Taken at Ichihime Shrine in Kyoto, which is regarded as the shrine to protect all women. These small dolls caught my eyes. They are all paper fortune containers. Generally, when people get a good fortune paper, they keep it, but if they get  a bad one, they leave it here like this. You can see white papers tied to the rope.
This shrine is also famous for its good water. This water is regarded as one of the best water in Kyoto. Even today it is  used for the tea ceremony and special auspicious occasions.

I dedicate this post to Ruby Tuesday 2 and Our World Tuesday.


  1. Fascinating post and photo for RT2~ thanks ^_^

  2. Gosh, looks like a lot of people got a bad fortune!

  3. Beautiful. The water coming through the bamboo pipe is fascinating. It looks good.

  4. Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  5. Beautiful color! It's wonderful to learn about these traditions. ☺

    Have a great Tuesday.

  6. Nice contrast between the pop of the red dolls and the serenity of the water & fountain. I wonder what those "bad" fortunes say!

  7. What a beautiful capture. Happy RT2.

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    Liz (mot)

  8. Very interesting post. I truly enjoy seeing and learning about the customs of Japan.

  9. Replies
    1. Dolls are all the same. They have a piece of fortune telling paper inside, good one or bad one.