Arm and leg votives from Mikata Ishikanzeon Dou, Japan

Yoshiharu Kamino is Professor at Musashino Art University, and former chief of the university museum and library. He specialises in folklore studies and anthropology, and is currently studying Japanese anatomical votives. Shrines and temples are Japanese people‚Äôs spiritual hubs, and can be found everywhere. The former generally serve local deities, and the latter as a…