Fortune Telling


Fortune telling is big business in Japan and one only needs to visit a Shinto shrine to find out how many people desire a purported peek at their futures. Omikuji are little paper fortunes that can be purchased for a token fee. The fortunes are general, but can be anything from lucky to a major curse. Should you be cursed, all is not lost. Simply tie your bad fortune to a nearby tree or a stand constructed for such a purpose and your fortune will not come true. There is evidence that omikuji are the inspiration for the fortune cookies at western style Chinese restaurants.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Kermit says:

    Love this picture! Would it be okay if I use it on my blog as a featured image? I’m writing a short post about Omikuji.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.