Friday, April 14, 2006

Omikuji ~ fortunes

Omikuji is to be found at every shrine and temple throughout Japan. I think it is found at both - definitely at shrines! I would have to say that 99% of these fortunes are in Japanese, in the tourist capitals of Kyoto and Nara you can occasionally find English omikuji. You will notice in the first photo that you can also find Korean and Chinese translations. The process is, pay your money, read the fortune and tie it to a provided frame or any available tree. They are quite pretty when found in abundance. I was lucky in Nara to get a good fortune!
Click on he photo and you may actually be able to read my fortune!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And the fortune...........? M