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Help reading Japanese

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by Stan, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Stan

    Stan New Member

    I found some things while I was cleaning out my car and they are in Japanese and I'm not sure what they say I think it is a blessing but I'm not sure. Any help would be appreciated
    Stan IMG_1234.JPG IMG_1233.JPG
     
  2. Stan

    Stan New Member

    That should say truck
     
  3. Stan

    Stan New Member

    Also found this today, while snooping around. IMG_1239.JPG
     
  4. Jdmonealp

    Jdmonealp Member

    The first pic and maybe the second, they look like good luck charms. aka "talisman". Think lucky rabbits foot, but more specific. Rabbits foot is general luck, where as these charms are for certain things. Like long life or happiness or good health. I got a little one with my last Suzuki I bought and I now have it in my tow vehicle. Mine is for "health and long life" 2 things my 420,000 mile diesel excursion needs. Lol.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan New Member

    I kind of figured it was some kind of lucky charm. Thank you for the information
     
  6. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    When my wife and I lived in Japan some 30+ years ago, we lived over the hill from a temple that had "car blessing days". We would ride by on our bikes and there would be a long line of generally new cars getting blessed (or so we were told). We had one of those charms in our car too. I think we still have it somewhere.
     
  7. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    Still do that sort of thing here in the Philippines. Anything people can get to the ceremony will get 'blessed'.

    Fred
     
  8. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member

    Yep good luck for the road charm... fwiw you're supposed to toss it into the 'san-kuro' fire (spring cleansing fire) every spring and get a new one.

    The label says 'long life coolant' and says it was changed 9/2014, next due 9/2016. 'PitWork' is a car shop chain.
     
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