About paper fortune that is called OMIKUJI in Japanese. Most shrines and temples sell fortunes called Omikiji. The fortune are written on pieces of long, narrow paper. First they give you your overall fortune, which are roughly divided into several levels raging from excellent luck to great misfortune. Then
they give you advice about specific areas in your life,such as your studies, bussiness matters, marriage prospects, health and so on . After you finsh reading them , it is customary to fold and tie them onto a branch of a tree in the temple or shirne grounds .