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A Good-Luck Charm

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Good-Luck charms are provided in colourful packaging at a shrine or temple. The author's son, as a senior high school student, carried a lot of good-luck charms with him in his bag. A friend of the author' son had become much gentler in his nature than he used to be after the visit to the shrine or temple and due to the good-luck charm. The friend's results also improved at the school. The author's son wanted to pray to the Divinity or the Buddha for help, but the real reason was that his grandparents often gave him a number of good-luck charms. He carried more than twenty good-luck charms with him. The author felt that not only traditional Japanese prayers to the Divinity or the Buddha were packed in the charm but also a loving parental consideration for their successors.

Keywords: Buddha; Divinity; good-luck charms; shrine; temple; traditional Japanese prayers



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