Sumiyoshi Taisha ❺ (Omikuji)

Omikuji

Omikuji

Omikuji are written fortunes which can be obtained by drawing lots in most Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples. They indicate one’s overall fortune, from extremely good to extremely bad and suggest what should be done about such things as marriage, traveling, business, and study. It is said that when a person draws a good fortune, he or she should take it home. But when a bad one is drawn, it should be tied to the branch of a tree in order to return it to a shrine or temple. But people often tie good fortune to branches as well.

Omamori

Omamori

Omamori are charms to bring good fortune and expel evil. Each one has a different purpose. Some are for good health, a happy marriage, or traffic safety, and the most popular one is for success in an entrance examination. People keep them in their wallets or hang them in their homes or cars.

Sacred Rope

Sacred straw ropes called “shimenawa” are used to protect sacred buildings or objects from the profane.

Souvenir shop

Information on Sumiyoshi Taisha

Address
2-9-89 Sumiyoshi, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-0045
Fees
Entrance is free.
Hours
April to September 6:00 to 17:00
October to March   6:30 to 17:00
(The souvenir shop is open from 9:00 to 17:00. No fixed holidays.)
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Tel
06-6672-0753
Official website
ENGLISH: Sumiyoshi Taisha
JAPANESE: Sumiyoshi Taisha
※The Japanese version of the web has a lot of information.