Magical fortune telling!
Depending on whether you draw a fortunate omikuji or a not so fortunate one, you either keep the little slip of fortune paper to make sure your newly acquired luck stays with you, or you tie it onto one of the poles or lines nearby, to leave the bad luck behind.
You've done all this before and have already an impressive collection of great omikuji? Good for you! But have you ever tried a magical omikuji that miraculously reveals your fortune once it floats on water? No? Let me tell you about it!
No, the shrine did not dupe us, this mizuura-mikuji is unique to Kifune Shrine, where the god of water is worshipped. So what to do to reveal your divine advice? Let the god of water be of help to you and gently place the paper onto the nearby pond to let it float for a bit. The water will make the writing appear magically!
If you want to try out some water magic omikuji yourself, make sure to pay Kifune Shrine a visit and see if the water god has some good luck for you!
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