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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

Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Character bento
キャラ弁
Japanese pub
居酒屋
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Shinjuku
新宿
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Utaki
御嶽
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Japan
ANA
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Café from another world
純喫茶
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Kyoto Proverbs
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Kimono
着物
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Candycrafts
あめ細工
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
RICE CAKES
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RAMEN
ラーメン
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KENDO
剣道
KARATEDO
空手
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports
SHOGI
SHOGI
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS