Many shrines in Japan are dedicated to gods of love, marriage and matchmaking. But some of them, besides the usual ema and omamori, have some special customs. At the Jishu Shrine, the shrine near the famous Kiyomizu-dera from Kyoto, you can enjoy playing between the “blind stones” (or the “love stones").
The custom goes like this: the two stones are located 6 meters away from each other and the visitor starts from the first stone, walking towards the second with the eyes closed.
If you’re single and you manage to reach the second stone, it is said that you will soon find the true love. Also, you can be assisted by a second person, but that would mean that you’ll gonna need an intermediary… And finally, if you’re already in a relationship, your partner can help you… but of course, there’s not much suspense in that case… (^_^)
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: