18.03.2012 | 摩登之符

[Volume 7 Issue 3, #1357]
朋友由日本旅行返嚟, 話幫我喺明治神宮求咗道平安符.. 橫睇豎睇, 呢道符又摩登又現代, 印刷精美得似一張書籤多啲.. 同我一路以來印象中嘅(中國道家鬼畫)符, 有好大出入囉.. 請原諒我見識淺窄, 都未去過日本吖嘛我, 呵呵~~
a friend came back from his trip to japan and gave me a talisman he got from the famous meiji jingu shrine.. i examine this japanese talisman and think it's very modern and commercialised, the perfect printing makes it looks more like bookmark to me.. it's really different from the chinese style taoism hand-scribbled talisman rooted in my mind.. please pardon my ignorance, cos i've not been to japan before mah, haha~~
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57 comments:

  1. nice..btw, what does the writing say?

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  2. Very cool! Blessings from Japan.

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  3. Good morning bloggers! Ogenki desu kah?

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    1. Genki!

      Zekkouchou desu!

      Tenki ii desu ne. xD

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  4. What happened to the top spammers? Darth Vader, First Lady Lina and Queen Yvonne where are you guys? Yoo Hoo?

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    1. First Lady Lina baru balik training.

      Did some running training with Son - he's gonna do a kids dash at Standard Chartered KL Marathon while waiting for Mommy finish her 21K. So need to train lor.

      :)

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    2. Told ya I'll be resting in my nest during weekend. Recharge my inner qi to come back on Monday, yeah!

      Give chance to other to climb on my head.

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  5. I am a firm believer of talismans and believe that it helps one in whatever they wish, so the relevant talisman has to be carried.

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  6. Aiyah, everything pre-printed already there.

    Some more, can buy them at vending machines!

    Japan mah!

    LOL

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    1. Sure boh? Talisman can buy from vending machines?????

      Talisman is supposed to be blessed or chanted by monks.

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    2. Eh, can get the talisman from vendor machine?? Then the monks stay inside the machine ka? Wakakakaka

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  7. You didn't state out what this Japanese talisman could bless you with. Money, luck, success, career, studies or wife?

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    1. Yalor.

      Maybe it's all the above.

      xD

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  8. Morning everyone!

    Today Wenn became First lady owh!

    Habislah I!

    Wakakaka

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    1. ya, I was surprised when I see no one this morning ... hehe

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  9. Aiks.... First Lady Lina appeared suddenly from thin air. Just quote her name and bingo!

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    1. Had a feeling you mentioned me!

      So had to come over quickly and check what's the fuss about!

      LOL

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  10. I will be visiting Japan soon, so I must visit all their vending machines too! They probably sell everything from talisman, clothes to handphones! LOL

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    1. Whoah!

      People go to Japan left and right nowadays.

      Used to be people complain that it's hard to visit Japan.

      Now - everyone can fly to Japan, it seems.

      Jealous! xD

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    2. TM

      For work or for play?

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    3. p.s. they even have vending machines selling xrated stuff.

      I hope you aren't going to look for it, TM.

      kikiki

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    4. TM, When are you going? Hope to see your photos when u come back.

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    5. Lina, if TM brought the xrated stuffs home, I don't think he'll ever pass the custom check, kekekeke!

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  11. 真的很特别。。。第一次看到呢!!

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  12. Ya, temples at Japan have all sorts of modern and cute talisman! Even Hello Kitty!

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  13. Erm the talisman looks so big? Convenient to carry around?

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  14. Is the white one or the yellow one? Lol
    Souvenir kot

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  15. got spare ah...i need some good luck la

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  16. past few days have been very "black" ...sigh...

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  17. anyway, a good weekend to you

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  18. cham....tmw school starts...guess everybody will need a little bit of luck to survive the traffic jam

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  19. War....you said the talisman is not good lar? :p

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  20. Well...in this time of ours...everything has been commercialized. :p

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  21. Can help strike 4D or not? Quick, quick...poslaju it to me.... I would need something like that. LOL!!!

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    1. I want also!

      Need to strike big number owh!

      kakaka

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  22. 他们的神社入门票也是这样的,呵呵呵。。。

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  23. hmm I've never head of such thing or word as talisman. Was it really just a bookmark?

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    1. Rad, it's not a bookmark (well, you can opt it for bookmark). It's a piece of paper chanted by monk for blessing in life, money, love, etc.

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  24. even nowadays buddha pictures are printed on a card, with calendar at the back. put it in your wallet, use it as a calendar and buddha will bless you.

    Latest: Of Balloons and Memes

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  25. most things are commercialized nowadays, but if we believe and have faith in it, it should be good!

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  26. hi SK... sorry for my late come back... .. I'm sure I have missed a lot here.. I'm so sorry

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  27. oh what is a Talisman by the way? Is it some sort of an amulet to protect you from evil spirits or bad luck?

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  28. Same here... never been to Japan nor any countries ... so I have no idea about that at all hehe

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  29. Sorry again for my late visit my friend .. wishing you a great day ahead and happy blogging!

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  30. Somehow I still prefer talisman in Chinese calligraphy - look more 'real' to me to ward off misfortune. Printed version looks kinda fake.

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  31. You've got a japanese talisman, do you think the japanese gods will come to our country here for protection? Just wondering :p

    We don't pray to japanese god... er, do they share the same gods as we Chinese?

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    1. oh well, different kind of drawing goddess and superb different type of culture compare with Buddhist :/

      But I think the Main God is the same @@

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  32. 去到日本都记得带平安符回来给你,
    都算不错的咯~~
    这个符看起来真的很精致,日本的东西都很漂亮。

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  33. 幾精美啊 (呢個商品)!

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  34. eh why japanese word? the talisman from japan? whoa :D

    work in Malaysia ka? lol

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  35. Blessing all the way from other country was not very easy :P unless ter-ngam "they" got send some "guardian" in Malaysia la lol :X

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    1. LOL, I thought you say the Main God is the same?

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  36. why very modern? the talisman quality printed on quality board? lol :P

    normal talisman is only paper and cannot kena water lo :/

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  37. SK, it sure will "popi" you in your coming exams and all future undertakings.

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  38. 你求姻缘签吖?呵呵呵~~~~

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  39. 虽然摩登又現代,印刷精美得似一張書籤多啲,都美观过同我地一路以來印象中嘅中國道家鬼畫符,果啲鬼畫符要神通同天眼先至睇得明架!呵呵呵~~~

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