Ofuda
O-fuda (御札 or お札 o-fuda?, a charm) is a type of household amulet or talisman, issued by a Shinto shrine, hung in the house for protection, a gofu (護符?)). It may also be called shinpu (神符?). It is made by inscribing the name of a kami and the name of the Shinto shrine or of a representative of the kami on a strip of paper, wood, cloth, or metal.
It is to be renewed yearly, typically before the end of a year, and attached to a door, pillar, or ceiling. It may also be placed inside a private shrine (kamidana). It is believed to protect the family in residence from general harm, such as a disease. A more specific o-fuda may be placed near particular objects such as one for kitchen to protect from accidental fire. A popular o-fuda called jingū-taima (神宮大麻) or simply taima (大麻) is issued by Ise Shrine. It is made from hemp cloth; the use of hemp as a material was common from antiquity.
A portable form of o-fuda, commonly called omamori (お守り or 御守, o-mamori) is typically given out wrapped in a small bag made of decorated cloth. This originates from Onmyōdō and Buddhism, but was subsequently adopted by Shinto. Both Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines give out these o-mamori. While an o-fuda is said to protect a whole family, an o-mamori offers support for personal benefits.The image of Ofuda Appeared by Taga-taisha ofuda.

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Ofuda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While an o-fuda is said to protect a whole family, an o-mamori offers support for personal benefits.The image of Ofuda Appeared by Taga-taisha Ofuda.
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Main/Paper Talisman - Television Tropes & Idioms
These paper tags, also known as "Ofuda", are used in Shinto and Onmyodo for purification and exorcisms or as wards. They are sometimes used with Shide, and ...
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Ofuda (talisman) | Green Shinto
Jul 30, 2011 ... The Ofuda is the equivalent in the house of 'the spirit body' (goshintai) in the Shinto shrine. The word literally means an honourable tag or tablet ...
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Sanmai no Ofuda - Folk Legends - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
This is a Japanese folk tale, beginning: Once upon a time, there was a young apprentice who lived in a temple in the mountains. He was a mischievous boy and ...
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Ofuda Imports
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How to identify ofuda? - japan-guide.com forum
I was given two sets of four Ofuda: two are for luck in business, two are for general happiness, two are for peace and two are against accidental ...
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Ofuda - Sailor Moon Wiki
Add photoThe Ofuda, in the Japanese culture, are charms, wards, or scriptures are said to bear...
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Ofuda - WikiMoon
Sep 22, 2011 ... Sailor Senshi Weapon. Item Name: Ofuda. Item Name (kanji/kana): 御札. English Name: Charm. Used by: Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Sailor Venus ...
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Ofuda - WikiMoon
Ofuda in Japanese culture are charms, wards, or scriptures that are said to bring the bearer good luck or protection as well as other things depending upon what is ...
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Introduction to Japanese Culture
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Daniel Sosnoski, 1996
Omamori are small pieces of paper or cloth on which are written the name of a god or a special invocation. Ofuda are a similar type of good luck charm. They are generally thin, oblong pieces of wood on which a picture of a god or the name of ...
Understanding Manga and Anime
Understanding Manga and Anime
Robin E. Brenner, 2007
Ofuda are spells or talismans used in both the ShintÇ and Buddhist tradi- tions. Most Ofuda are either wood or paper with the name of a deity writ- ten or stamped on the surface. Traditionally Ofuda are placed on home shrines and are intended  ...
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Patrick Drazen, 2011
Ofuda is often renewed every year, around New Year's Day.) They appear in various anime and manga, usually endowed with very exotic powers. Ofuda are used in Ghost! (aka Eerie Queerie) to ward off possession by ghosts. They're also  ...
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Ian Reader, George J Tanabe, Jr., 1998
Omamori, charms carried on the person, tend to cost less than Ofuda, which protect an area or a social group rather than just an individual and as a result, in popular perception, are assumed to be more powerful. In 1996, most omamori cost ...
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Japanese amulets (charms, talisman, omamori, Ofuda, gofu etc) are carried or displayed about ones person which either bring good fortune, ward off bad luck or evil spirits or protect us from calamity.
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Sanmai No Ofuda
Once upon a time, there was a young apprentice who lived in a temple in the mountains. He was a mischievous boy and enjoyed playing pranks. He didnt train very hard and would often take naps or cause trouble for the head priest by chasing rabbits around.
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Edo period ofuda | asceticsandpilgrims
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Amuletos japoneses (III): Ofuda y Daruma
Entre los muchos amuletos que los japoneses utilizan para su protección, hoy te contaremos de qué trata el Ofuda y el muñeco daruma. El Ofuda es considerado una especie de omamori para el hogar, confeccionado con madera o papel, se diferencia de los que comúnmente vemos en los templos, por su tamaño más grande. En [...]
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Ofuda tate ? | From Japan to the Asia
Do you know "Ofuda" ? It seems like talisman in Japan. It can be purchased at shrine. "Ofuda" has any kinds of hope, helth, study, money, etc So you will purchase "Ofuda" you hope. This is "Ofuda" rack. Ofuda rack
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Japan Folklore: Sanmai no Ofuda (The Three Charms and Mountain Witch)
 Once upon a time, there was a young apprentice who lived in a temple in the mountains. He was a mischievous boy and enjoyed playing pranks.
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Where can I buy an Ofuda for protection against mental health problems? | Answers Jumangs
and which Kami presides over mental health?
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