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E Mail Archive

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Earliest Missile Away

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Early Music America

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East Midlands, England, UK

Regional » Airport Codes

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Eastern Massachusetts Abortion

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Easy Magnetization Axis

Academic & Science » Electronics

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Educación MAtemática

International » Spanish

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Education Maintenance Allowance

Community » Law & Legal

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Educational Maintenance Allowance

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

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Educational Media Association

Business » Companies & Firms

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Electro-Mechanical Actuator

Miscellaneous » Aircraft & Aviation

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ElectroMagnetic Analysis

Governmental » NASA

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Electronic Management Automation

Computing » General

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Electronic Music Alliance

Community » Music

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Eligible Metropolitan Area

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Elizabeth Michelle and Andrea

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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eMarketing Association

Business » International Business

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Emera Incorporated

Business » Toronto Stock Exchange

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Emergency Management Action

Business » Management

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Emergency Management Agency

Governmental » US Government

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Emergency Medical Assistant

Business » Occupation & Positions

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Emergency Medical Associates

Medical » Hospitals

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Emergency Medical Attendant

Business » Occupation & Positions

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Emergent Medical Associates

Medical

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Emerging Markets Company Ltd

Business » ASX Symbols

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What does EMA mean?

Ema
Ema are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami receive them. They bear various pictures, often of animals or other Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i, meaning "wish", written along the side. In ancient times people would donate horses to the shrines for good favor, over time this was transferred to a wooden plaque with a picture of a horse, and later still to the various wooden plaques sold today for the same purpose. Ema are sold for various wishes. Common reasons for buying a plaque are for success in work or on exams, marital bliss, to have children, and health. Some shrines specialize in certain types of these plaques, and the larger shrines may offer more than one. Sales of ema help support the shrine financially.

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