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Omamori お守り

  These items are what Japanese buy at a shrine or temple.  It's not limited to, but mostly at the time of Hatsumoude (初詣、the first worship-visit at the beginning of every year).


Omamori (お守り, Charm): To keep it in the bag or wallet etc.  A variety of Omamori are available such as for good health, success, safe driving etc.


Ofuda (お札, Amulet) / Hamaya (破魔矢, Arrow): To be placed in our house to protect ourselves from bad things.








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