Protection and good luck



For the majority of the Japanese the journey to Peru meant an opportunity to save the money earned from their work and return to Japan to improve their future and that of their families. For these dreams to come true, many of the immigrants brought along an omamori (good luck charm usually associated with Shinto), as a symbol of protection, good luck and happy birth.

The image shows the omamori exhibited at the “Carlos Chiyoteru Hiraoka” Museum of Japanese Immigration to Peru, together with Rokuji Myogo, symbol of Jodo Shinshu with six letters, O Kyo, sacred sutra of Buddhism, and Juzu, Buddhist rosary.