Emas are small wooden plaques you can find around Shinto shrines. Many Japanese write their prayers and wishes on them and hang them where the Kami (gods) receive them. Usually Shinto worshippers buy these plaques for success in business, money, careers, health, having children etc. Often these plaques have various Shinto imagery drawn on them. In this photo you can see a rabbit. It was the year of the rabbit when I took this photo.
This photo really shows the shallow depth of field you can get out of f2.8 with the canon 24-70mm f2.8L. Color with Lightroom4.