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Good Luck Charm: Chimaki

Mom is a tough lady.

We just returned from our holiday last Sunday. 

Mom didn’t need much time to regain energy; she went to Kyoto to see her friend on Thursday. 

She was lucky. 

When she visited Kyoto, it is the time for one of the most famous Japanese festival, the Gion Festival which will take place annually in July.

She could see various unique special structures, Yamaboko, in town. 

Then she learned about this good luck charm, Chimaki. 

This good luck charm is distributed only during the Gion Festival. 

I placed it at the entrance where it should be.

Thanks Mom for caring and bringing me this special good luck charm!! xoxox 


Currently living in Tokyo. I would love to share feelings, food, places and things that I do!!

2 thoughts on “Good Luck Charm: Chimaki

    1. We hang it for some time. I believe local Kyoto people replace it annually. In my case, I hang it for a while and I returned to shrine for a prayer to end its duty/charm.


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