5/16/2016

uranai fortune telling

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uranai 占い fortune telling, divination

The people of Edo were very fond of fortune telling of all kinds.

The most popular is probably the mikuji 御御籤/御神籤 sacred lot sold at temples and shrines.


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. Mikuji, O-Mikuji 御御籤/御神籤 sacred lot .

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Another favorite was
ninsoo uranai 人相占い divination by the looks



The form of the eyebrows, mouth, nose and general features were used to divine the character of a person - very important for a miai meeting a future wife/husband.
There were popular books sold in Edo about this subject.

The 眉 eyebrows gave a hint to the connection of man/wife or one's siblings.
If they had a wide space between them and were lucious and glossy black it was considered a good person.

The 目 eyes would give a hint to the person's status. They had to be long (wide) to guarantee a good fortune 百万綺の大将になる.

The 口 mouth was an expression of the character. If the 口の端 corners of the mouth moved up, it was a good sign.

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The ears were responsible for good luck 耳は福. They had to be big and fleshy with many hairs.

fukumimi 福耳 "lucky ears"


source : www.marukojozo.co.jp

fuku mimi miso 福耳みそ "miso named lucky ears"
a pun with mimi and miso paste.

. mimikazari 耳飾り earrings and Daruma .

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秘伝 江戸の占いとおまじない

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. Daruma spinning tops and Divination .

ategoma 当て独楽(コマ)to divine something

uranai Oyako Daruma 占い親子ダルマ for divination

uranai IROHA koma いろはに独楽




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The 愛宕神社 Atago Shrine in Tokyo has a special staircase
shusse no ishidan 出世の石段 staircase to a good career



Once the Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu wanted to have a branch of the plum tree that was blossoming at the top of the staircase, and asked his retainers to get it for him. But nobody wanted to make it up this steep stairway. Finally a samurai from Marugame, 曲垣平九郎 Magaki Heikuro made his horse run up the staircase in a show of his riding prowess and got the branch for the Shogun.
As a reward he got a famous sword, and became famous for his riding ability.
Now people come here to pray for a good career.

. Atago Jinja 愛宕神社 Atago shrines .


Men were expected to be successful in life (risshi shusse 立志出世) and to fulfill their duties to the State . ...
. Shusse Daruma 出世だるま .
Shusse Inari dorei 出世稲荷土鈴 clay bell from Shusse Inari

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江戸の占い Edo no Uranai
by 大野出

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. ayu uranai 鮎占い divination with trout .
The Chinese character for AYU 鮎 consists of fish 魚 in the left side
and uranai 占 divination on the right side.
So there is no wonder we also have a ritual of divination with this fish!


. kayu uranai 粥占い divination with rice gruel  .
Yakihiko Shrine in Niigata


. koi uranai no ishi 恋占いの石 stone for love divination .
Jishu Jinja 地主神社 Jishu Shrine - Kyoto


. suzu uranai 占鈴 bells to divine the fortune .
鈴の宮蜂田神社 Hachida Shrine "for clay bells" in Osaka


. tsuji uranai 辻占 Fortune Cookies .
for the new year fuku-ume 福梅 and tsuji uranai 辻占


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中年の恋占いに椿餅
chuunen no koi uranai ni tsubakimochi

the middle-aged
tell the fortune
with Camellia sweets

Tr. Gabi Greve

倉本岬 Kuramoto Misaki



. WKD : tsubakimochi 椿餅 Camellia rice cakes .
- - kigo for spring - -

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yume uranai 夢占い - yumeura, yume-ura 夢占
telling a person's fortune by interpreting his [her] dreams





夢占や虫の髭ふる夏布団
丸山海道

夢占や石槨の草刈り残し
宮坂静生

夢占のいとぐちのなきおぼろかな
大石悦子

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