The Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shōken. Meiji Shrine sits within an evergreen forest that covers 700,000 square-meters, including 120,000 trees of 365 different species. These trees were donated by people from across Japan when the shrine was completed in the 1920s.
I followed the Shinto ritual …
And wrote a prayer on a piece of paper and tied it upon the wall, put some yen into the offering box, bowed my head twice, clapping twice, and bowing once more. I prayed that I would finally find a girlfriend – a real relationship (and I did … in Mexico).
Travels in Japan – 2009