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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

Decorate anything
デコる
Karaoke
カラオケ
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Shrine visit
参拝
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
International Avenue
国際通り
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Haarii
ハーリー
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Japan
ANA
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Modern jikatabi
モダン地下足袋
Nurturing the arts
京都ギャラリー
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Wrapping
ラッピング
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Cosmetics
化粧品
SUSHI
寿司
URUSHI
漆芸
RAMEN
ラーメン
RICE CAKES
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
NOH
KYUDO
弓道
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR