Jan. 21, 2009; Obama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan - Detail of mikuji tied to a tree branch at Hachiman Shrine.  ..Mikuji, which means "sacred lottery", are fortunes (good and bad) that are randomly selected.  Good fortunes are taken home while bad fortunes are tied to pine trees and left at the shrine.
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Jan. 21, 2009; Obama, Fukui Prefecture, Japan - Detail of mikuji tied to a tree branch at Hachiman Shrine. ..Mikuji, which means "sacred lottery", are fortunes (good and bad) that are randomly selected. Good fortunes are taken home while bad fortunes are tied to pine trees and left at the shrine.

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Date: 21 Jan 2009
Location: Obama Fukui Pref. JPN
Credit: Darrell Miho
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