Bad fortune, new hope

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Small (15.5" x 23.2")

$13.50
Peter Zentjens

Beringen, Belgium

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Sizing Information

Small 15.5" x 23.2"
Medium 22.1" x 33.1"
Large 31.4" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border

Features

  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame

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Artist's Description

The title of this photo used to be: Say a prayer for me, with the following description:
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A delicate branch of cherry blossoms, symbol of spring, symbol of new life, carrying someones hope, someones prayers. Such a beautiful tradition in Japan…
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But it seems to be that I was misinformed and that the little paper on the tree is not a prayer, but a bad fortune. Here I found the following description of this custom:
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Omikuji are fortunes written on strips of paper available at most Shinto shrines in Japan. There are 12 levels of fortunes, ranging from Great Blessing to Great Curse. When the fortune is bad, it is customary for the person to fold up the strip of paper and tie it to a pine tree branch at the temple grounds, thus freeing the person from the bad fortune. In the event of the fortune being good, the bearer should keep it.
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As you can see, they don’t only use pine trees for it.
More Japan


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