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“Omamori” ; Japanese lucky charm (amulets)

omamori
by Kanko*

When the New Year has arrived, I’d always visit a shrine for Hatumode, and consult an oracle or get a lucky charm (amulets) each year. Of course I did so this year, too.

The lucky charms usually categorized by the area of your wish such as “prosperous business”, “successful study”, “well-being of family” and “fulfillment of love or wish for finding a partner”.

omamori
by Kanko*

Nowadays, they have more fun sort of luck charms featuring the popular characters such as Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty or Snoopy and they are all cute. But I think that those traditional lucky charms with delicate fabrics are still very pretty.

omamori
Happy Hello Kitty Omamori (Strapya World!)

There are some books (in Japanese) introducing the lucky charms form shrines and temples in Kyoto.

omamori kyoto

Omamori – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Omamori (about.com)

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Comments

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posted by hanny , 3月 18, 2008 21:19:13 (Tokyo) :

thx about ur info. my name hanny from bali. glad 2 see u……………

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posted by abbie , 11月 4, 2010 9:22:37 (Tokyo) :

awsome (not really)

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posted by charmaine , 12月 23, 2010 22:45:36 (Tokyo) :

i always wanted those!!
are they available at all shrines?

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posted by Livres utiles pour le Japon « 茉莉音chan Marionchan , 5月 22, 2011 7:40:37 (Tokyo) :

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posted by tigger , 5月 8, 2012 19:12:28 (Tokyo) :

Hi, i would like to know if you can help purchase a charm (omamori) for me to help enhance love? I was looking online to buy but cant seem to find something i need. Please email me if you are ok to discuss. Thanks.

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posted by maria sucova , 7月 23, 2012 21:31:39 (Tokyo) :

hi, can you help me? i have assigment to my class. do you teach about omamori?

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