I saw these hanging on the wall of the group home when we visited Sister Yanagida. I translated the message as, "If you worship, you will go next to the place you wish." If someone can give a better translation, I would like to see it.
Clearly the teaching is that worshipping here brings blessings there. That is a truthful teaching. How we choose to live here effects where we will be in the next life.
After I first sent this out, I received this reply from Professor Mitsu Saito at BYU, "
I will give youfre the translation for the Buddhist Signs. This one reflect the spirit of the sign better.
gAfter you worshipped here, move on to the next destination (or, to the next worshipping spot on this worshipping route).h
Thank you for the good feedback. So helpful.