Take a short quiz and get yourself a good luck charm for the new year!

Hatsumode is the first shrine visit of the new year. In anticipation of the year ahead, wishes are made and new charms are purchased. Celebrate your new year virtually with a lucky charm from us! Just tell us how your year went and we'll get you the right charm for 2021.

*Special thank you to Nicole Sato for her cultural expertise.

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