Future Tense

My sister suggested we get our futures foretold at the Kau Cim stall in the Asakusa shrine in Tokyo.

I didn’t think it was a good idea. I do not believe in divination and felt it would play on her mind if she didn’t ‘draw’ good luck. But she was insistent and so we went through the drill and picked our slips of paper from the corresponding drawer.

My slip read “Daikichi” (great good luck), hers was evident from her dejected expression. I resisted the urge to say “I told you so.”

Following are images of a young lady checking her future prospects at the Itsukushima shrine, Hiroshima.

A prayer and a wish
A prayer and a wish
Shaking of numbered sticks in metal containers, from which one pops out of the tiny opening
Shaking of numbered sticks in metal containers, from which one pops out of the tiny opening
read the corresponding answers they retrieve from one of 100 possible drawers.
Retreiving the corresponding answer to her querry from one of 100 possible drawers!
So what does the future hold??
So what does the future hold??

This is how mine went……

Kau Cim Slip

Did I read “It is good to start a trip”? Have my fingers and toes crossed!