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paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/22 00:36
I received this charm from a friend.
The charm is seal in a plastic sheet without a bag or pouch.
Out of curiosity I open it out.
Am I suppose to open & write something?
by nana (guest)  

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/22 14:38
Umm...
Can you upload the picture to show us?
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/22 19:46
Sorry not able to upload here.
Btw thanks for responding.
by nana (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/23 08:15
host the pic somewhere else and post the link
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/24 14:37
Sorry I take sometime to learn how to load the pic online. Below is the link.
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=vopgkz&s=8#.U9CbcnMZ7qA
thanks all for the response
by nana (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/24 15:53
It looks a nomal charm.
http://goo.gl/qiMq6I
If so, take it out from the plastic package and carry it (if you want).
Japanese people often put it in their bag or purse, some tie it to their bag.

But I don't know about the written word on the plastic package meaning "the fortune slip/oracle about love"...?





If you can, please upload more pictures about that charm without plastic package.
by ajapaneseboy rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/27 17:02
Maybe it's not just "omamori" (charm), but seems to be fortune-telling about your love luck.

The font that says "koi mikuji" (love fortune-telling) looks very similar to the one mentioned in this blog:
http://blog.livedoor.jp/ichigon_8/archives/4372561.html

Does it open up in the same way? Does it have any piece of paper with some writing that contains the kanji "g"? (this means "luck")

Actually inside seems to be a regular "omamori" (charm) to keep you in good luck.

You are not supposed to write anything into it, but just keep it with you.
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/28 12:53
Thanks AK,

Yes that the one. But too bad it is in japanese I don't understand.

I don't think I shall open right?
by nana (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: paper charm from hokkaido 2014/7/28 13:14
If it's exactly the same one, you can open it to the extent as shown in the third photo from the top on that Japanese blog, counting from the top picture of the building.

Once you open it to show the paper in the middle (pink paper with silver & gold knot in the center, in this person's blog), the paper says "koi musubi" (love knot - meaning bringing a couple together), by Hokkaido Jingu kC_{ (Hokkaido Shrine).
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