Kansai Scene Magazine
 

 

Don’t worry, be lucky

Feature : For such an advanced, secular nation, the people of Japan have a very active dialogue with the fates and the mysterious, invisible forces that govern our lives, luck and health. Fortune tellers are near ubiquitous on the streets and you can’t move home, get married, buy a new car, have a baby, do an exam, go on holiday or sneeze without visiting a shrine to propitiate the relevant deity. Home life and a simple meal are similarly subject to more dos and don’ts to add to the already labyrinthine set of social mores. This month KS takes a brief a look into the obscure but influential business of fixing luck and divining fate.

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:: Online Articles

:: FEATURE

Fate and fortune
Fortune telling through palms and cards reading

:: FEATURE

Cut to the stone
Ishikiri - a fountain of health and healing hands

:: FEATURE

The sacred menagerie
Animism and their shrines

:: FEATURE

That old black magic
Japan under saturated superstition

:: TRAVEL

Bussing around Laos
Tha Khaek, Savannahkhet, and Champasak

:: GETAWAY

Sun, sea and Sado island
Kodo's Earth Celebration 2007

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:: ART

Best exhibitions & listings

:: EVENTS

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All the hot picks

:: Also in this month's mag

:: FOOD

Thai Restaurant Tomyamku

:: DRINK

Sports Bar Cafe Coolabah

:: FESTIVAL

Best festivals & listings

:: READ

New releases & recommendations

:: FILM

Best films & cinema listings

:: LANGUAGE

Hanabi!

:: SPECIAl

Wings of Defeat
A film on WWII's kamikaze pilots and its old myths

:: living

Health Insurance
When you need more than just an apple a day

:: PRoFilE

A gallery whose difference is it's owner
Celio Barreto, Soho Art Gallery Café

:: sPoRTs

Toss that bocce!
An ancient Mediterranean sport comes to Osaka