Somin Shorai

Somin Shorai

Somin Shorai

A Shinto lucky charm based on the folk saga that the poor man Somin Shorai saved the life of a traveller who turned out to be a Shinto Kami and taught Somin Shorai how to make lucky charms which saved him and his family when disaster hit Japan. You can see how apt these lucky charms are currently in Japan with the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 and the ongoing problems of the Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Note the Shinto shrine in bokeh in the background.

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