|大分類||Basic Terms of Shinto 神道基本用語集|
|テキスト内容||Votive tablets presented to shrines. Originated in the practice of hanging paintings of horses before a deity as a substitute for making an offering of sacred horses. Variety in the form and style of the paintings gradually increased, and works of famous artists began to appear.|
At some shrines, ema are displayed in special buildings called emaden.