Graffiti changing support for HK to China found on ema tablets at Shizuoka shrine

 SHIZUOKA, Japan (The Japan News/ANN) - The dispute between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government was found in the form of a war of words on ema wooden tablets at a shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture.

The dispute between Hong Kong protesters and the Chinese government has spilled over all the way to a shrine in Shizuoka Prefecture, where a war of words on ema wooden tablets was found. 

 A number of tablets, on which people write messages of wishes and hang on hooks, at the Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha shrine showed support for the Hong Kong protests, but had been written over by someone who sides with China, it was discovered Wednesday.

 The tablets originally had messages in Chinese such as “Fight on, Hong Kong” and “Resurrect Hong Kong.” The vandalism countered those wishes, with “Fight on China” or words that mean “surrender” written in large letters over the original.

  The graffiti was found on several tablets located on the east side of the main hall at the shrine,  one of the cultural assets of Fujisan World Heritage site. 

  Some graffiti even invoked the claim that Taiwan is part of China.

  Based on the fact that the writing style, thickness of the letters and color used was clearly different, it was deduced that the graffiti was not part of the original messages.

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