©2019-2020  by HandowinHE.

ASAKUSA FORTUNE TELLING CARDS

  • Medium: Hand Drawing

  • Printing: Digital Printing; 1st Printed in Shanghai, 30 copies; 2nd Printed in Shanghai, 30 copies.

  • Size: 90mm*140mm

  • Binding: NA

  • Paper: 500g

 

Omikujis 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 (generally a five-yen coin as it is considered good luck) and randomly choosing one from a box, hoping for the resulting fortune to be good (wikipedia.com). Asakusa Temple is one of my most familiar temples in Japan since I live near it every time I stay in Tokyo, which somehow builds an emotional bonding between it and me. There are 100 different Omikujis in that temple. Thus, I visualize each meaning into a card and then endow another meaning for them.