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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

Food model
食品模型
Shrine visit
参拝
Mt. Fuji
富士山
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Shinjuku
新宿
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Sanshin
三線
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Spain
Negima! Magester Negi Magi
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
VOCALOID
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Fushimi Inari Taisha
伏見稲荷大社
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Department store basement
デパ地下
Candycrafts
あめ細工
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WHISKY
ウイスキー
SOBA
蕎麦
WASABI
山葵
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
AWA ODORI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SADO
茶道
SHODO
書道
IAI
居合
KENDO
剣道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター