Nikon D200 Photo #44 Unclear Fortune

Close-up of omikuji (おみくじ) shot at Heian-jingu, Kyoto, Japan. View it large on black. Some info on omikuji These paper strips contain random fortunes and form some kind of sacred lottery at Shinto shrines or Buddhist temples. You can get one by make a small offering and their predictions range from great good luck (dai-kichi or 大吉) to great bad luck (dai-kyo or 大凶). By tying the paper around tree branches or cords, good fortune will come true or bad luck will be averted.

Technical Details

1/60 s
70 mm
100 ISO