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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

Chopsticks
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Hot spring spa
温泉
Maid cafe
メイド喫茶
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Shinjuku
新宿
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Utaki
御嶽
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Japan
Dekirukana
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Manga Museum
マンガミュージアム
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
Daruma
達磨
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Metal tableware
金属食器
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SUSHI
寿司
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
JUDO
柔道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
e-Sports
e-Sports
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES