The Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan was built in Tenpyō Era around 730AD, then, in the Edo Era, moved to its current location near Akihabara in 1616AD. In recent years, it's embraced its proximity to the geek mecca with measures like selling computer ship omamori (charms) to ward off theft and hacking. Now, after displaying ita-ema with otaku art drawn on wooden prayer plaques, it's offering its own featuring Love Live's Nozomi Toujo as a shrine maiden.
The 13.4cm item went on sale last weekend for 1,000yen. The design will also be featured with a series of good luck capsule charms from Kaiyodo.
Omamori charms are also being offered starting on the 25th for 800yen
神田明神さんで連休明けから提供される「お守り」の元絵を描かせていただきました。ラッキーガール希ちゃん！ 既に現物をいただいてびっくりしました。プリントではなくて一つ一つ機織りされてるんですって。 pic.twitter.com/XDwrip824y
— きゅーっとしてぐーーっとクル赤目 (@_akame) November 23, 2014