Colonel Kami-sama

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....

  • 顔なし 9y

    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.
  • Chris Gladis PRO 9y

    Not today, but I'll swing by tomorrow and grab one. Do you know the proper word for it?
  • 顔なし 9y

    ema I believe.
  • Chris Gladis PRO 9y

    Groovy. I'll get on that.
  • Chris Gladis PRO 9y

  • jpellgen PRO 8y

    This has to be one of the best things I have ever seen... Period.
  • ryotaro takao 2h

    Great photo!
    I used this photo in my blog post. The page will be published on August 5th. Thank you.
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