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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

Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Shinjuku
新宿
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Yakatabune
屋形船
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Sanshin
三線
International Avenue
国際通り
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
Kiki's Delivery Service
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Maiko documentary
舞妓
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Stay at Machiya
京町家ステイ
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Picks
楊枝
Candycrafts
あめ細工
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
ODEN
おでん
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES