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Kaeru by SarurunKamui Kaeru by SarurunKamui
Certain areas of the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America complex are littered with frog statues, big and small. Apparently they were all gifts... in Japanese, frogs are called "kaeru", which is the same word as the verb "to return". Therefore frogs are associated with things returning, and as the main kami of this shrine are also associated with marriage and good relationships, the frogs are apt for prayers for the return of love or loved ones.

Additionally, it is thought that keeping a frog charm in your wallet will ensure the return of money.

As for this particular frog... I just found it with a leaf fallen on its head and thought it was cute.
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senoritafish Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I've kept a tiny kaeru in my wallet for years now; I got it at the gift shop of the Japanese Gardens in Portland OR.

I am no richer, but my wallet has been lost or misplaced, even stolen (once), and it's always come back to me - probably better, given all the cards and stuff I'd have to replace.
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SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty impressive. I hope that luck continues!
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
the leaf makes a cute hat
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SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It does.
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Spumped Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Eheh. He's wearing a hat made from natural materials. Ya get it? Ya get it?
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SarurunKamui Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed he is. XD
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