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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

Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Character bento
キャラ弁
Shrine visit
参拝
Idol
アイドル
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Asakusa
浅草
Shiisaa
シーサー
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Sanshin
三線
China
Kuroko's Basketball/ Magi
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Hakuohki
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Picks
楊枝
Wrapping
ラッピング
Japanese knives
包丁
Daruma
達磨
SUSHI
寿司
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
WASABI
山葵
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
SHODO
書道
KYUDO
弓道
IAI
居合
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SHOGI
SHOGI