Ugajin is a minor kami of the Japanese mythology, a harvest and fertility god and also a deity of fortune.
Photographed here is an ema votive plaque at the Inokashira Benten temple in Tokyo, representing Ugajin as a white snake, with a Wish Granting Jewel on the left, and a money bag and a storehouse key on the right, symbolizing wealth and good luck.
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Lens: VR 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 400
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