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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

Shrine visit
参拝
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Karaoke
カラオケ
Architecture Street
建築ストリート
Yakatabune
屋形船
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
International Avenue
国際通り
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
Dekirukana
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Shohekiga
障壁画
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
Picks
楊枝
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
KAISEKI
懐石
RAMEN
ラーメン
URUSHI
漆芸
ODEN
おでん
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR