Totem sponsored by Oki

I have previously blogged about sponsors being present in shintoist temples, and how even Coca-Cola has its own presence in the Meiji Jingu temple. Outside of the Meiji Jingu temple there are also many totems, tablets, torii gates… which are sponsors by local companies or donated by individuals. Normally the company names are written with Japanese characters and company logos are forbidden. However, sometimes there are exceptions, like for example this totem that caught my attention with the logo of Oki, the renowned electronics and printer manufacturer.

Totem sponsored by Oki
Holy forest sponsored by Oki.

1 Comment
  • 10DaysInJapan

    September 9, 2009 at 6:36 am

    saw one of those on Mt. Takao as well, with the same OKI base…. in another thousand years someone will be going “OKI? WTF?”