BS1 Sun. Jan. 6
Attracting Good Luck
Japanese people's daily lives are filled with engi. With ceremonies for obi tying, name giving, and 60th and 90th birthdays, Japanese people are surrounded by lucky objects from birth to death. They are always mindful of engi, for example with tea with standing tea stalks and visiting spiritual sites. They eat a lot of New Year cuisine, draw fortune slips on each year's first visit to a temple or shrine, and pray to the gods for success in romance each year. We investigate the mysteries of Japanese people and engi from the perspective of foreigners.