According to Saitama Newspaper, most of the votive picture tablets ("Ema
") of AnoHana
were stolen from Chichibu Shrine, one of the model places of the anime. Thirty to forty Emas had been drawn by AnoHana fans and dedicated to the shrine but only a few remained now.
Picture of AnoHana Ema
Picture of AniHana Ema 2
Chichibu Shrine in AnoHana Episode 4
Corresponding position in real Chichibu Shrine
Chichibu Anime Tourism Executive committee said that about fifty flags of AnoHana, which had been displayed in the shopping districts, were also stolen. One of the committee members said "AnoHana fans I saw were all polite and had good manners. I don't think those are offenses by the fans, but please don't take them away for fun."
Source: Saitama Newspaper
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