The past, present and future of fortunetelling

| Apr 21, 2009

The past, present and future of fortunetelling

by Alex Martin

From the traditional “omikuji” — sacred lots — people draw at shrines and temples to learn their New Year’s fortunes, to the horoscopes displayed on commuter train video screens to distract strap-hangers, Japanese society is immersed in fortunetelling. Famously accepting of different religions simultaneously ...