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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
Japanese hospitality
おもてなし
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Decorate anything
デコる
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Asakusa
浅草
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Mangroves
マングローブ
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Sanshin
三線
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Japan
Saint Seiya
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
Hakuohki
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Art of brush and ink
書道家
Kyoto Streetcar
嵐電
Café from another world
純喫茶
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
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Metal tableware
金属食器
KAISEKI
懐石
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
SOBA
蕎麦
TEMPURA
天婦羅
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
TAKU OBATA
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
JUDO
柔道
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SHOGI
SHOGI
e-Sports
e-Sports