A Written Oracle
|DAI-KICHI (εgjGreat Luck||fnnc
|Omikuji tells your fortuen councerning:
the person you wait
buying and selling
|SHO-KICHIi¬gjA Little Luck|
|SUE-KICHIigjGood Luck in the future|
|SUE-SHO-KICHI(¬g) Small Good Luck in the future|
|SHO-KYO (¬₯jA Little Bad Luck|
|HAN-KYO iΌ₯jHalf Bad Luck|
|SUE-KYO i₯jBad Luck in the future|
|DAI-KYOiε₯jExtremely Bad Luck|
|Basic categories are
"Dai-Kichi εg, Kichi g, Chu-KIchi g, Sho-Kichi ¬g, and Kyo ₯".
Many shrines provide farther categories.
Omikuji is a kind of fortune-telling. A small piece of paper on which one's
fortune is written.
You can get it at plenty of shrines and temples all over Japan.
Omikuji was begun by Gansan-Jikei-Daishi-Ryogen-Shonin,
or Gansan-Daishi, (912-985) in the Heian Period.
He invoked to Kanzeon-Bosatsu ( one of the image of Budda ) and
initiated the words of Omikuji or Kannon-kuji.
Early in the Edo Period, there was Tenkai-Sojo in Kanei-ji (temple) in Edo (now Tokyo).
He had respected Gansan-Daishi. One day he dreamed about Gansan-Daishi.
In the dream he got the voice of Gansan-Daishi that..............
there are 100 Kannon-kuji in front of Tokakushiyama-Myojin
in Shinshu (now in Nagano Pref.).
They are like prescriptions which were given to me from Kanzeon-Bosatsu,
to save and retrieve the people from many kinds of troubles
in a complicated society in the future.
If people are devoted to the Kannon-kuji, they will know their future.
Lead them to advantage..........
So, Tenkai-Sojo sent a man to check the Tokakushiyama-Myojin,
then found 100 pieces of paper with messages.
People believed that they could know the exact direction
if they draw a lot (stick) with truly invocation.
100 sticks with numbers were put into a box with small hole, and people drew one.
This was done by telling the number, then giving a piece of paper that matched the number on the stick..
Now we can get many types of omikuji all over Japan, but their origin is Kannon-kuji.
Recently most of the people draw Omikuji just for fun
and don't believe what they say.
Sometimes we can get omikuji from vending machines, so they are not mysterious any more.
However, please trust what written on omikuji when you drew "Daikichi/Excellent Luck)".
Your life might be turned much better.
Long time ago, an oracle was told to us via a medium who possessed by gods
If you get Daikichi, the best one, you keep it.
But if you get some others, tie it to a branch of a tree in the shrine
or temple precincts after reading your fortune.
The spiritual power of the gods will help to make your future life better
if you try to make your own life better by yourself.
In some shrines, you can buy Omikuji in English.