Wish You Were Here

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The Japanese believe in preserving nature’s fragile and precious areas by setting them as places of worship. These forests are then known as chinju-no-mori, the forests where the gods dwell. Meiji Jingu lies in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya. Here, one will find heartfelt wishes written on wooden amulets (ema), surrounding the base of a steadfast camphor tree.

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