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IS JAPAN COOL? DISCOVER

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Paper fortune

1. A prediction of luck received by a visitor to a Japanese shrine or temple.

2. Two types of fortunetelling systems are used. In one, a stick with a number is drawn from a tube-like container, then exchanged for a paper fortune with the same number. In the other, a paper fortune is drawn directly from a fortune box.

3. A paper fortune not only reveals omens but also predicts whether your hopes will come true in business, love, health, etc.

4. After a paper fortune is read, it is usually tied to a tree branch or a nearby line. Believed to link the fortune-seeker with a deity, this custom has been passed down from the Edo era (1603-1868) and still continues today,

Range of fortunes

Chopsticks
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Character bento
キャラ弁
Itsukushima Shrine
厳島神社
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Shinjuku
新宿
Yakatabune
屋形船
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Utaki
御嶽
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Japan
Hakuohki
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Kyoto Proverbs
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Department store basement
デパ地下
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese knives
包丁
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RAMEN
ラーメン
WASABI
山葵
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
剣道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
e-Sports
e-Sports
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
SHOGI
SHOGI