Ita-Shinto Prayer Plaques


The otaku desire to decorate as much of the otherwise normal world with moe pictures knows few bounds, as demonstrated by the growing amount of ita-ema  on display at Shinto shrines. (Ema are wooden plaques with prayers written on them and offered at shrines or temples for the gods to read.)

New Years is an especially active time for ema offerings, and pictures of some ita-ema have become available online and are shown below.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 13, 2010 02:55

    Why is it that all of the people that do this so good at drawing? Why are there no totally pitiful attempts? If this were the U.S. or something, it would be a sea of crap... More

  • Orcinus commented on January 6, 2009 22:59

    That's a good pun!... More

Eroge Makers Wish You A Happy 2009


2channers have obligingly provided this interesting digest of the celebratory illustrations provided by various eroge makers:

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  • Alex commented on May 14, 2009 15:50

    Overdrive and nitro is my favorite!... More

  • ToastCrust commented on January 2, 2009 18:02

    Escu:de's is outstanding.... More

Happy New Year! 2009


2009 will be the Year of the Ox in the Chinese Zodiac, which explains all the cow / ushimimi / milking artwork popping out all over the Japanese Internet, a small handful of which are collected here. In case you were wondering…

Happy New Years!

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  • Anonymous commented on November 17, 2009 09:55

    Well since everything is measured from GMT pretty much, GMT is the REAL time!... More

  • LoliHat commented on January 2, 2009 12:17

    Happy New Year! BTW, Milk *does* do a body good...... More


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