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  1. O-mikuji

    O-mikuji are random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan. Literally "sacred lot", these are usually received by making a small offering and randomly choosing one from a box, hoping for the resulting fortune to be good. The o-mikuji is scrolled up or folded, and unrolling the piece of paper reveals the fortune written on it. It includes a general blessing which can be any one of the following: ⁕Great blessing ⁕Middle blessing ⁕Small blessing ⁕Blessing ⁕Half-blessing ⁕Future blessing ⁕Future small blessing ⁕Curse ⁕Small curse ⁕Half-curse ⁕Future curse ⁕Great curse It then lists fortunes regarding specific aspects of one's life, which may include any number of the following among other possible combinations: ⁕方角 - auspicious/inauspicious directions ⁕願事 – one's wish or desire ⁕待人 – a person being waited for

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