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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

Shrine visit
参拝
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Haarii
ハーリー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Finland
Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Japan
Dekirukana
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
NEXT GENERATION
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Department store basement
デパ地下
Cosmetics
化粧品
Daruma
達磨
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
WASABI
山葵
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TABAIMO
Nerhol
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
IAI
居合
SADO
茶道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道