What Are Amulets
At Shinto shrines you can receive an omamori, or amulet, to bring good luck, for a small donation. Typically, these amulets are small pouches containing a prayer, with the name of the shrine woven into the fabric. They are designed to be carried on your person, strapped to a bag, or placed in a pocket or wallet. The amulets at Dazaifu Tenmangu come in a variety of forms and designs, including one that you can wear around your wrist as a bracelet. The designs have different meanings and purposes. They are available from counters within the grounds.