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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

Idol
アイドル
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Asakusa
浅草
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Utaki
御嶽
Mango
マンゴー
International Avenue
国際通り
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
Denmark
Super Mario Bros.
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Korea
Hakuohki / Adekan
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Suguki pickles
すぐき漬け
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
manga master who “visualized” children’s dreams
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
Daruma
達磨
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Wrapping
ラッピング
Department store basement
デパ地下
ODEN
おでん
SUSHI
寿司
SOBA
蕎麦
URUSHI
漆芸
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
KOHEI NAWA
TAKU OBATA
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SADO
茶道
KENDO
剣道