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Ikuta Jinja - Shrine fortune telling

Abstract

This is a "mikujior&quo box, from which one draws a paper packet in which is written a fortune. The fortune is printed on a small piece of paper and, if it is auspicious, a visitor will usually fold it into a long, thin strip and then tie it around a small branch of a tree in the shrine compound. It is as if this act also ties a bond between one's future and the deity of the temple: one wishes that the kami will help fulfill your good fortune. If the fortune does not bode well, the visitor has the option of taking another mikuji (which usually costs less -- this box says, "first fortune 200 yen," a little under $2).

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Materials may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only. Acknowledgment to be given to the IDEAS image database and the photographer. Photographer retains copyright.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:22010
Extent
640 w x 480 h, 72 ppi