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A couple takes a selfie with a votive wooden tablet or "ema" showing their wish for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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Put the phone away and enjoy the moment.

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Put the phone away and enjoy the moment.

Pray tell, what is the difference between having someone else take their photo holding the ema and them taking it themselves?

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Put the phone away and enjoy the moment.

Seems like they are, and thanks to the phone they will later too

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I've always loved reading these tablets, sort of like a voyeur peeping into the lives of strangers.

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For people who like ema's, I recommend you go to kitanotenmangu shrine in Kyoto if they have the chance. You will see the biggest amount of ema's you will ever see. Like a big trees of ema's.

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Sure glad I do not have a phone.

A friend of mine has at least one Emma from every single prefecture. Nice collection.

Enjoy the moment.

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Good for the young couple on new years wishes. If Japan had more couples like them, the population decline would probably go away.

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Good for them. Me personally I don' take many photos (selfie or otherwise) as never really look at them again.

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The girl is gorgeous, but is it just me or does she look like she's about ready to start crying?

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Better yet, Make A Wish Foundation:


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As the cell-phone similar in color to the votive wooden tablet, I thought the woman also had the wooden tablet. Best wishes for a happy new year!

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Kind of look like they could be siblings. Wish them the best in 2017 !

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