How to get your Omikuji (fortune telling)

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OmikujiI is random fortune written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhisttemples in Japan. Literally “sacred lot”.

Step 1

Pay 100 yen for your fortune.

100円払う

Step 2

Shake the box a few times while praying for your wish.

The stick marked fortune number will come out.

箱を振る

Step 3
The stick with number will come out.
And be sure to remember this number.

番号確認

Step 4
Put the stick in the box.

棒を戻す

Step 5
Receive the fortune at the counter.

紙を受け取る

Step 6
Confirm your fortune.there are many tipes of fortune.

運勢を見る

  • Great blessing (dai-kichi, 大吉)
  • Middle blessing (chū-kichi, 中吉)
  • Small blessing (shō-kichi, 小吉)
  • Blessing (kichi, 吉)
  • Half-blessing (han-kichi, 半吉)
  • Future blessing (sue-kichi, 末吉)
  • Future small blessing (sue-shō-kichi, 末小吉)
  • Curse (kyō, 凶)
  • Small curse (shō-kyō, 小凶)
  • Half-curse (han-kyō, 半凶)
  • Future curse (sue-kyō, 末凶)
  • Great curse (dai-kyō, 大凶)

Step 7
After finding out your fortune, tight it with a string.

結ぶ

How to tell your fortune in Japan