Omikuji, Hakone Shrine

Omikuji, Hakone Shrine

Omikuji, Hakone Shrine

Omikuji, random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan, tied around the special locations provided, but typically tied around branches of a pine tree. The reason for the pine tree (松の木 – matsu no ki) is that it is a play on words with the Japanese word for the verb ‘to wait’ (待つ – matsu). Taken at Hakone Shrine; it is clear that that is a popular object in Japan too.

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One comment on “Omikuji, Hakone Shrine
  1. masa says:

    So many omikujis! They have made too much money?

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