Okayama shrine offers charms to protect each body part

National Nov 1, 2020

Okayama shrine offers charms to protect each body part

Many shrines and temples in Japan sell amulets for good health, but a shrine in Okayama Prefecture is famous for offering more than 50 varieties of charms for different parts of the body or symptoms. The unique amulets offered at Nihon Daiichi Kumano Shrine are ...

Yamaguchi shrine stands out by offering lucky charms for all needs

National Jan 24, 2018

Yamaguchi shrine stands out by offering lucky charms for all needs

Kotozaki Hachimangu Shrine in the city of Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture, sells over 800 varieties of colorful omamori (good luck charms), ranging from ones for anglers to travelers who want to avoid accidents. "We probably sell the greatest variety of omamori in Japan," said Katsunari Fujino, ...

Teen wins annual 'Lucky Man' footrace at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine

National Jan 10, 2018

Teen wins annual 'Lucky Man' footrace at Hyogo's Nishinomiya Shrine

An 18-year-old high school sprinter gearing up for university entrance exams won the annual "Lucky Man Run" early Wednesday morning at Nishinomiya Shrine in Hyogo Prefecture. Kurosu Sato, a third-year student from nearby Ashiya, beat out 107 other first-group runners to reach the main hall ...