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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

Hot spring spa
温泉
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Iced coffee
アイス珈琲
Shrine visit
参拝
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Asakusa
浅草
Gundam 1/1
ガンダム1/1
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
美ら海水族館
Mango
マンゴー
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Haarii
ハーリー
Brazil
Final Fantasy VI
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
Japan
ANA
Japan
Lupin III
How global fans see Japan: kawaii heaven.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Small Torii
小さな鳥居
Secrets of autumn colors
紅葉
Live music events at Machiya
京町家の音楽
Inspiration of Buddha Statues
仏像
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
cutting-edge tech joins Japan’s “fetish” (moe) culture
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Picks
楊枝
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
RAMEN
ラーメン
SOBA
蕎麦
KAISEKI
懐石
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TAKU OBATA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
JUDO
柔道
SHODO
書道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家