namahage (monsters) on omamori

Reblogged: What’s inside a Japanese good luck charm?

Originally posted on gozumezu:
If you have visited Japan, you might have gotten at least one lucky charm or omamori¬†from shrines or temples. They are usually small bags, smaller than a business card, made out woven cloth. The purpose of charms depends on what you want or where you bought them. For example, if you…

English fortune

Help! I need a bad fortune!

Superstitious or not, it’s fun to buy a fortune. Fortunes are easy to find at shrines and temples in Japan and cost Y100 or occasionally Y200. Some come with a little charm inside for you to carry in your wallet. Fortunes are usually drawn from an open tray or deep container or come out of…