Omamori

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Good Luck Charms

Good Luck Charms

Omamori are Japanese good luck amulets sold at various temples and shrines to bring good luck or ward off evil. The charms are dedicated to certain deities or figures in Buddhist and Shinto beliefs. Typically made of silk around paper or wood, with letters of the temple or prayers written for good fortune. Omamori's (whether hand-made or commercially produced) go through a ritual in order to make them sacred and able to keep away bad spirits. Omamori are often for general, well-wishing and protection, but there are some that are specialized and focus only one one thing. This includes: safety against car accidents, good luck in studies, propriety in marriage, luck in business, or avoiding evil. The omamori are never opened, and usually returned after a year to be burned, as a way to thank the deity that protected the holder for that year. Now, there are companies that will make omamoris of popular characters for children and adults to enjoy.

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