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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

Chopsticks
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Shrine visit
参拝
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Yakatabune
屋形船
Asakusa
浅草
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
International Avenue
国際通り
Mango
マンゴー
Sanshin
三線
Shuri Castle
首里城
Japan
Inu x Boku SS
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Thailand
Summer Wars
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Yokai Costume Parade
百鬼夜行
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Cosmetics
化粧品
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Kimono
着物
URUSHI
漆芸
SOBA
蕎麦
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
Nerhol
MANABU IKEDA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
IAI
居合
SADO
茶道
KENDO
剣道
SHODO
書道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家