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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

Japanese pub
居酒屋
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Chopsticks
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Shiisaa
シーサー
Utaki
御嶽
Public market
公設市場
Shuri Castle
首里城
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Kyoto Proverbs
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
Uchimizu
打ち水
NEXT GENERATION
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TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Picks
楊枝
Metal tableware
金属食器
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
SOBA
蕎麦
WASABI
山葵
ODEN
おでん
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
TABAIMO
YAYOI KUSAMA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
NOH
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
e-Sports
e-Sports