Pictorial votive offerings thatvis called Ema in Japanese;
Ema is a votive offerings. It is dedicated to temples and shrines for making a wish or acknowledging that your wish has come true . Typically it is a board of about 15 centimeter square with a picture of a horse or various other subjects on the front. You write your prayer or words of appreciation on the back and hang it on a designated place in a shrine or temple grounds. The boards are sold at a store in the shrines and temples .