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IS JAPAN COOL? DISCOVER

おみくじ

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

Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Mangroves
マングローブ
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Thailand
Summer Wars
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Italy
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
New Kyoto-style umbrellas
新しい京和傘
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
Daruma
達磨
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Department store basement
デパ地下
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
RAMEN
ラーメン
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
Nerhol
TABAIMO
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
IAI
居合
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家