Colonel Kami-sama

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    Okay, a little explainaition - usually these little placards (ema) are used at Shinto shrines. People write their prayers on the back and leave them at the shrine, presumeably for the gods to answer.

    This was hanging from the ceiling at the Shijo-Kawaramachi KFC.

    Now what on earth would you pray to the Colonel for? I mean, he is dead, which techinally qualifies you for godhood in Shinto, near as I know. But still.... weird....

    jmurawski, tao*ksu, Jen SFO-BCN, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. 顔なし 106 months ago | reply

      he is loved by the Japanese people. He played a major part in "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami.

      this is purely amazing though. Please tell me you inquired about purchasing one.

    2. MShades 106 months ago | reply

      Not today, but I'll swing by tomorrow and grab one. Do you know the proper word for it?

    3. 顔なし 106 months ago | reply

      ema I believe.

    4. MShades 106 months ago | reply

      Groovy. I'll get on that.

    5. jpellgen 94 months ago | reply

      This has to be one of the best things I have ever seen... Period.

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