Charms hanging at Yasaka Kōshin-dō in Kyoto, Japan. 📝 Each colored charm symbolizes a monkey with bounded hands and feet - control over playful desires. Since desires are what keep wishes from coming true, Kōshin helps desires vanish so wishes can be granted. This was a very small temple compared to the grander temples in Kyoto. I loved thinking about the stories behind each wish, many of them bigger than reality and bursting with hope.