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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

Food model
食品模型
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Karaoke
カラオケ
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Sanshin
三線
Mangroves
マングローブ
International Avenue
国際通り
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Singapore
Hakuohki
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
ANA
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Shohekiga
障壁画
Uchimizu
打ち水
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
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
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Japanese sake
日本酒
Japanese knives
包丁
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE CAKES
SUSHI
寿司
TEMPURA
天婦羅
TAKU OBATA
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
KENDO
剣道
SADO
茶道
SHODO
書道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶