Japan Ofuda from 2005

What is Nokyosho?

Nokyosho is the place in the temple, where you can get a stamp from the temple and/or shrine that you visit. Has been and is used by pilgrims You pay a fee and get a "Ofuda" - hand-written talisman with the name of the shrine (centre line) and the date of the visit in the left line. The date is always (from top to bottom) year - month and day. It is an interesting memory of the visit to Japan. Each temple or shrine has there own text and red cancels. At temples in Kamakura and Kyoto and where you have pilgrimage it is easy to get. But in other places it is more difficult or there is no people to write.

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