1/09/2007

Lottery (takarakuji)

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Lottery (takarakuji)

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation

Lottery, lottery ticket, takarakuji, tomikuji 宝くじ 
tomikuji 富籤


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Takarakuji (宝くじ), i.e. lotteries, are held by prefectures or large cities on a regular basis all throughout the calendar year.
There are three main types of lotteries: unique number lotteries, selected number lotteries, and scratch cards. Each lottery ticket is sold at 100 yen to 500 yen, and the top cash prizes are usually 100 million yen or more.

The takarakuji law stipulates that the entire prize pool for any given lottery is to be less than 50% of total sales, with the rest going to local government organizations and charities. Takarakuji tickets are available at takarakuji booth and stores in many cities. Tickets for selected number lotteries can be also bought at some ATMs.
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This lucky cat (maneki neko) is placed in front of many stores who sell lottery tickets.
Since yellow is the color for "luck in money affairs" according to Feng Shui, there are also many yellow cats nowadays! Beside this praying cat is a piece of money (koban) with the words "Big Hit!"

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Large pieces of Gold Koban Money, ooban 大判
PHOTOS of Oban (ooban)


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. Taiyuuji no tomi 太融寺の富 lottery at temple Taiyu-Ji .
Minoo no tomi 箕面の富 lottery at Mino Benten Temple
tomifuda 富札(とみふだ)lottery ticket

shichinan sokumetsu shichifuku sokushoo
七難即滅七福即生
sevenfold harm to leave
sevenfold luck to come


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Daruma with Takarakuji
宝くじだるま



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Robot to help you win, as red as Daruma san
元気な「だるまさん」

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HAIKU




takarakuji yume wa miru mono kawanu mono

lottery tickets ...
dreams are to see
not to buy

Tr. Gabi Greve

緑風さん Enpu San
source :  ichiran.php : takarakuji haiku


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孫の買ふ成人の日の宝くじ   
mago no kau seijin no hi no takarakuji

my grandchild buys
a lottery ticket
on his Coming-of Age day

Tr. Gabi Greve    

Kawano Yone 河野 ヨネ
... www13.ocn.ne.jp/~kate/


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yard work --
a lottery ticket
in the leaf pile

Earl Keener



lottery -
even the beggar
buys dreams


BobT

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source :  From the Shiki Archives 1996


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lottery ticket -
grandpa is questioning
our birthdays


four-leaf clover found..
time to buy
a lottery ticket


Heike Gewi, Yemen, July 2008


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Related words

***** Gambling (bakuchi)

***** Coins (kozeni)

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. Amulet to win the lottery .
Shrine Kaichu Jinja


. maneki neko, manekineko 招き猫 beckoning cat .




This treasure bag of the cat helps to win the lottery !

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1 comment:

Ella Wagemakers said...

What a timely topic! Today in The Neth., a 10 million euro jackpot prize will be up for grabs. Guess what! - I didn't buy a lot. Simply forgot. Can you imagine? Oh well, I wasn't really dreaming of early retirement just yet. LOL!!!

summer rain
and a lottery prize
... on the same day!

:>) Ella