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, prosperity in marriage, luck with relationships, success in business, health childbirth, 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. Nowadays, there are companies that will make omamoris of popular characters for children and adults to enjoy. Buy an anime-themed or Hello Kitty good luck charm or opt for a more traditional talisman from a temple. The variety of choices just adds to the fun.

Available at the Japanese temples, shrines, and even vending machines, come get a memento of your Cherry Blossom Japan Tour or Anime Tour vacation with an omamori. Japan Deluxe Tours includes the best temples & shrines for you to pick up the perfect good luck charm

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