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Omamori お守り a world of lucky charm for every need

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Fukai nihon omamori

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 Omamori 守 り, are small amulets, often made of cloth, that
 every Japanese (and tourist) knows. They protect from any
 "evil influence", and are used by everyone, children, students, and the elderly. Let's see what they are and where they are.

The kotatsu 炬燵 Your Warm Partner in the Cold Japan

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 Kotatsu 炬 燵 is really Your Warm Partner in the Cold Japan that can be find in all Japanese home. You can use it in cold autumns and expecially in the winters, practically Know from evryone in Japan, but in all over the world too, it is not only part of the furniture, but it is much more

When Objects Take Life Tsukumogami 付喪神

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tsukumogami yokai japan

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In Japanese folklore the Tsukumogami 付 喪 神 or つ く も 神 is usually associated with any object that, once it reaches the age of one hundred, becomes alive because it is "possessed" by a spirit (some would call it a sort of new yōkai). 

On the UNESCO list of Intangible Heritage Namahageナマハゲ

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  Among the most famous Japanese   rituals, the 
  Namahage ナ マ ハ ゲ, has 
  entered the list of
  intangible assets 
  UNESCO, we discover the
  differences that are found according to the original prefectures. 

Yubikiri Genman The Promise of the Little Mouth 指切りげんまん

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There is a small "cantilene" in Japan associated with the gesture that is used when two people exchange a promise crossing the little fingers, Yubikiri Genman 指 切 り げ ん ま ん.
 
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