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Photo Journal: Searching for love

In this recent photo, a woman holds an "omusubi-dama" good luck charm at Enmanji temple, while saying the words, "May this help me find a boyfriend," in the city of Matsuyama in Ehime Prefecture. Originally, it is thought that people would visit Enmanji to pray for hot water whenever the water at the nearby Dogo hot spring stopped flowing. Nowadays, people come to the temple for different reasons -- praying for things such as a happy relationship with their partner or for their partner to remain faithful. (Mainichi)

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