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Engimono: 11 Popular Japanese Good Luck Charms for Your Home

Luck. That single word has come to define what many individuals, groups, and cultures want. There are expressions to wish good luck upon someone, and phrases that attribute one’s achievements to luck. Essentially, people want good luck, and multiple countries and cultures will regard certain items as charms that will bring good fortune to those…

“Tori no Ichi”: The Day of Business Prosperity

“Tori no Ichi” Fair is an annual event on the day of Tori (Rooster) that was established in November in Chinese calendar. This event has begun in the Edo Era and you can still see it to our days. The day of Tori comes every 12 days. And ordinally, the first day of the Tori…

Shine Shine Monk! Teru Teru Bozu!

THE BIG DAY All of you may have a special day that you are really waiting for. You may wait impatiently for your birthday, or for the day to celebrate your first meeting with your boyfriend/ girlfriend, or a big event that happened before in your life, etc. Just before the BIG DAY, if you…