Re: Fortune telling
- Greetings Merlyn,
Kuji-bozu, from the Middle Kingdom, recently taught a class on Asian divination at Pennsic. I believe this is something that he's taught for a few years now. You can find his handout at the below link (.PDF File). If that information isn't enough, I'm pretty sure he could answer most of your questions on the matter.
Aruki Miko of the Known World
--- In email@example.com, "merlyn_elzebeth" <athanasiaseraphina@...> wrote:
> Greetings all!
> I'm thinking about running a fun little fortune telling booth at an upcoming Japanese event. I've found only a little information online and did not find anything in the jml archives (I searched for "fortune telling".) Thus far I've come up with kau cim sticks or zeichi ku sticks, omikuji, and those shaped pieces of wood (I can't remember the name off hand) that answer yes/no/try again/the gods laugh at you.
> I'm not sure about the history or even the age of these methods. While my primary agenda is just to bring smiles to event attendees' faces, I personally would like to know some history about the subject.
> Any comments or suggestions?
> Thank you all so much,