Now that I am back in the US I had a couple items I wanted to give away to readers:
These are Japanese omamori charms in the form of 5-sided pencils. The joke here is 5-corners is gokaku (五角) in Japanese, while the word gōkaku (合格) means to pass an exam. So they’re kind of good-luck pencils for passing an exam or studying.
I got these at Narita airport and they were blessed by the nearby Narita-san Temple, which is pretty famous in Japan, despite its remote location. Both charms are identical.
Anyhow, I know a lot of people out there are diligently studying things like Japanese language, the JLPT, Korean language, Buddhism, whatever. So if you would like one of these charms leave a post and tell what you hope to achieve.
I’ll pick two winners who leave the best answers and will notify them outside the blog, as well as ask for a mailing address. International readers are fine. :-) Due date is 9am Friday 21st, Pacific time.
P.S. I got a set of pencils too, but at Tokyo Betsuin when I did the Ajikan meditation.