Japanese superstitions

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Daruma dolls - Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck in Japan-: photo by k n u l p, via Flickr

Japanese Daruma dolls - Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck in Japan. When first received, they have no eyes. The owner paints one eye in and sets a goal, the other eye is painted when the goal has been achieved.

Omikuji おみくじ - Omikuji are written fortunes which can be obtained by drawing lots in most Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan.

Omikuji おみくじ - Omikuji are written fortunes which can be obtained by drawing lots in most Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan. wie helder van geest is, kan de zuivere energie van de natuur waarnemen.

Sarubobo baby monkey in front of shop, Takayama, Japan

Sarubobo baby monkey in front of shop, Takayama, Japan

Sarubobo baby monkey amulets, Hida Kokubunji temple,  Takayama, Japan

Sarubobo baby monkey amulets, Hida Kokubunji temple, Takayama, Japan

Omikuji fortune telling Yasaka shrine, Kyoto / Omikuji spådomme Yasaka helligdommen i Kyoto

Omikuji fortune telling Yasaka shrine, Kyoto / Omikuji spådomme Yasaka helligdommen i Kyoto

Sarubobo from Shirakawago

Sarubobo from Shirakawago

Daruma dolls, Achi shrine. Kurashiki

Daruma dolls, Achi shrine. Kurashiki

Maneki neko, Gotokuji temple Tokyo

Maneki neko, Gotokuji temple Tokyo

Maneki neko

Maneki neko

Omamori amulet Toshogu shrine Tokyo

Omamori amulet Toshogu shrine Tokyo

Sarubobo from Takayama, Japan

Sarubobo from Takayama, Japan

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