Omamori facts for kids
Omamori (御守 or お守り omamori) are Japanese amulets (charms, talismans). They are commonly sold at shrines. Omamori are dedicated to particular Shinto deities as well as Buddhist figures. They are believed to protects a wearer from bad luck and brings good luck. They were riginally made from paper or wood. Modern amulets are small items usually kept inside a brocade bag and may contain a prayer or religious inscription.
There are many types of Omamori.
- kōtsū-anzen: traffic safety. Protection for drivers and travelers
- yaku-yoke: avoidance of evil
- kaiun: open luck, better fortune
- gakugyō-jōju: education and passing examinations. For students and scholars
- shōbai-hanjō: prosperity in business. Success in business and matters of money
- en-musubi: finding a mate and marriage. Available for singles and couples to ensure love and marriage
- anzan: protection for pregnant women for a healthy pregnancy and easy birth
- kanai-anzen: safety (well-being) of one's family; peace and prosperity in the household
Images for kids
A study-dedicated omamori. The logo above denotes a Shinto shrine dedicated to the kami Tenjin
An omamori from a shrine in Kumamoto. This item claims to "grant protection" to the user. The logo above denotes the shrine Fujisaki Hachimangū
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