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Paper fortunes are tied up to bars at a Shinto shrine in Tokyo on Monday. It is a custom that bad luck fortunes are folded up and attached to the bars at the shrine.

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Bad luck fortunes... please go away....

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I thought it's not only bad luck....

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through

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Good bye bad luck...

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I didn't know they had bad luck fortunes. I guess I like the idea, living with only good luck wouldn't be very fun.

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This depends on what you get from the paper. If it's Daikichi (that tells you're a very jammy dude), you shouldn't do this, because you just leave your luck there.

Anyway, I'm gonna go and tie my enemies to shrine bars then...

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What a waste of paper.. it would be better to burn them and return that energy to the land or the sea for cleansing and rebirth

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To Kimokekahuna Hawaii: Don't worry, the paper will decompose eventually. :-D

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I had a "dai-ku" the year my husband died. Beautiful poem but rather depressing postlude to the whole horrible thing.

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What a waste of paper.. it would be better to burn them and return that energy to the land or the sea for cleansing and rebirth

Adding carbon emissions and soot to the atmosphere. Burning converts the paper to heat energy which is absorbed by the surrounding atmosphere. It never makes it back to the ground or water except as carbon soot.

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