Collect Seals GOSHUIN 御朱印 of Shrines and Temples in Japan

Goshuincho 御朱印帳Culture
Goshuincho 御朱印帳

When you keep visiting shrines and temples in Japan many times to collect their seals in an accordion book as shown the above will become into your treasure which is mysterious and artistic book like ancient manuscripts.

Goshuin 御朱印 is a seal that is historically given if you wrote and submitted sutra copies at a shrine or a temple a long time ago, but after some time, instead of performing the ritual you can donate... actually buy the seal at many shrines and temples.

Each shrine or temple has their unique seal.

Goshuin 御朱印 金刀比羅宮

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金刀比羅宮
Goshuin 御朱印 Sugimoto-Shrine 椙本神社

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いの大国さま 公式ホームページ
いの大国さまの愛称で親しまれる、高知県吾川郡いの町大国町にある椙本神社の公式サイト。
Goshuin 御朱印 元乃隅稲成神社

You can choose from 5 colors below.

Goshuin 御朱印 元乃隅稲成神社

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Motonosumi Shrine | Visit Nagato, Japan
Motonosumi Shrine was selected by CNN Travel as one of the "31 Most Beautiful Places in Japan." The shrine's remarkable location makes for a striking contrast b...
Goshuin 御朱印 東大寺別院 阿弥陀寺
Goshuin 御朱印 東大寺別院 阿弥陀寺

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東大寺別院阿弥陀寺
東大寺別院阿弥陀寺 - たびたびほうふ 〜 山口県防府市の観光情報ポータル
境内に植栽されたあじさいは80種約4,000株になり『あじさい寺』としても有名
Goshuin 御朱印 - Zentsuji Temple 善通寺, Shiromineji Temple 白峯寺

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総本山善通寺 – 四国霊場第75番札所 弘法大師空海の御誕生地 善通寺へようこそ。
白峯寺::四国霊場第81番札所::
四国88ケ所(四国八十八カ所)第81番札所(八十一番)・霊場・崇徳天皇菩提所・白峯寺(白峰寺)公式ホームページ、四国香川県坂出市
First, you need to buy the accordion book called Goshuin-cho 御朱印帳 in Japanese.
You can get it at many shrines, temples and stationery shops. There are many kinds of cover designs, and usually around 1500 yen.
Goshuincho 御朱印帳 金刀比羅宮

Goshuin-cho of Kotohira-gu Shrine 金刀比羅宮

Goshuincho 御朱印帳 金刀比羅宮
Goshuincho 御朱印帳 金刀比羅宮
Find a place Goshuin-jo 御朱印所 that appears to be a souvenir shop, reception or office.
At the place, you can say
Goshuin onegaishimasu 御朱印、お願いします。
(Can I have goshuin, please?)
Then, pay the seal fee. Usually it is about 300 yen.
Goshuin 御朱印

It looks good!

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