Folded Omikuji (Japanese Fortune Slips) in a box, Nikko, Japan

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Omikuji are random fortunes written on strips of paper at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in Japan. One can put into a box a stated amount (usually 100-yen) and randomly choosing one from a box, hoping for the resulting fortune to be good. When the prediction is bad, it is a custom to fold up the strip of paper and attach it to a pine tree or a wall of metal wires alongside other bad fortunes in the temple or shrine grounds. The photo was taken at a Shinto shrine, Fuarasan Shrine at Nikko, Tochigi, Japan.
Location: Inarimachi 1 Chome, Nikko-shi, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan