Wishes at major shrine

Wishes at major shrine

Visiting a major shrine in Tokyo, I decided to stop and read some of the wishes written on wooden placards. I had thought they would all be about love and world peace. Of course, many are, but some are hilarious. Not sure if it’s bad to read others’ wishes, but they are public and I could not help myself.

Wishes at major shrine

Here are some of the best ones in English. Above: “I want a BMW 3 Series with real leather seats and a Bose sounds system and a GPS nav. system with a cute Japanese girl voice and seat warmers so my butt stays warm in the winter.”

Wishes at major shrine

“Simon has clear direction in his life and is determined to be + stay debt free with a house that owns . . . . He understands that it is all down to him– go for it tree!!!”

Wishes at major shrine

“Wish my daughter Linting (?) come to her senses + break away from Dario completely and never see him again. Wish good health, safe . . . Heal me + let me live a long healthy happy life.”

Below is what all the cards called ema in Japanese look like underneath the giant tree.

Wishes at major shrine

More wish cards after the jump.

Wishes at major shrine

“Longevity & Happiness . . . . And live in a big home beach side that comes our way. -K & A, Australia”

Wishes at major shrine

“I want my mommy and daddy to live forever. Also, I want to be happy.”

Wishes at major shrine

“I wish for world peace where love is all around. I wish that my family including my dog blue ! ^_^ would be happy everywhere all the time. I wish for victory in every bball match I play, an (sic) that I wold grow 8 cm taller and be 5 kg slimmer. I would also wish for a good gf ^_^, $500,000, An Aston Martin vantage roadster V8, or an Audi R8-Β  <break> Please help me fuffil (sic) my wishes, byez, PEACE!”

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“I wish that my Pa Pa will slim down to at least 80 kg.”

And lastly one positive message is included: “A world without nukes. Yes we can. PEACE!”

Wishes at major shrine


  1. *ggg*
    This entry about the wishes – so funny! XD Couldn’t stop laughthing. Thanks a lot for showing.

    Erm, I missed a lot on your blog the last days, but you still write interestings stuff. ^^

    BMW with real leather seats… *hahaha*
    Japanese kawaii, ne? *ggg*

    1. It is amazing how childish people can be. And shameless about hanging their crass wishes in a public place. I am amazed! Thanks, Pu, for being such a loyal reader and commenter πŸ˜‰

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