May 8, 2017

O-mikuji: Fortune-telling Paper Strips

Shinsen-en Temple, Nakagyō-ku, Kyōto
Fujifilm Finepix X100
神泉苑(京都市中京区御池通神泉苑町東入る)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: O-mikuji (御御籤, 御神籤, or おみくじ) are random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan. Literally "sacred lot", these are usually received by making a small offering (generally a five-yen coin as it is considered good luck) and randomly choosing one from a box, hoping for the resulting fortune to be good.(Read more...

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