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A very famous water doohickey thing in the famous white rock garden of Kyoto, of which I for get it's name. The old style 5y coin was shaped after it, the modern coin has a circular cut-out in the middle as it gives strength to the coin. The coins have a hole in them to allow spirits to travel through them, it makes the 5y and 50y coins 'lucky' coins that you should give to shrines and attach to wishes.

Kyoto, Japan.
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denivel Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I ask you for permission to use this picture in my avatar facebook, non comercial use.
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Photographer
:heart: :heart: :heart:
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NotLockedUp Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Very pretty and peaceful, nice picture. :)
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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NotLockedUp Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
No Probs. :)
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MikaBotanizzle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Everything about this picture makes me love it even more <3 Very nice.
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it :)
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MikaBotanizzle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I do. Oh so very much *w*
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keimonas Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
oh, that's how Chinese coins used to look. I really like those.
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Tim-Wilko Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008   Photographer
Great contrast and colour.

I've been to ryōan-ji but wasn't aware of the significance of this thing, I should probably have read the guidebook more..
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heeeeman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008  Professional Photographer
I was listening to a tour guide to get the information I wrote :)
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josephacheng Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that from the Chinese version? :XD:
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
Chinese version? of the coin? do Chinese coins have a square hole?
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josephacheng Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah...
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PsyPing Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
Those still exist? :) I thought they hadn't been around for years now.
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
What? the 5y coins? of course they do!
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PsyPing Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
You know what I was talking about. ;)
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Photographer
Actually... no I don't :D
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PsyPing Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
I was talking about the "water doohickey thing", as you call it. (I don't know the real name either...) =p
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
ahhhh huh, well the Japanese are just invading Chinese, so alot of the culture is mixed.
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YoruNiAmeGaFuru Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
:) Hello there!
I have featured this in my Journal
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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YoruNiAmeGaFuru Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:) You're welcome..
I've never seen the coin shape as a water container before..
Magnificent shot too..
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Valka Featured By Owner May 25, 2008   General Artist
I took very similar picture in... little japanese garden in Poland ;P.
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awesome :)
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Beta9 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008   Photographer
the colors are so vibrant and rich. also, nice highlighting of the giant coin.
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks a bunch :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha.. they have holes in their coins to pass the spirits through, I have holes in my pockets that the coins pass through! lol. very lovely shot
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
haha awesome :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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warrior-of-dream Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great concept
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heeeeman Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Photographer
:dance:
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