Say goodbye to 2022 and welcome the new year with Japanese charms! Use them to wish for success, good health, and others.

Look for a charm with the kanji 学業成就 (gakugyou jouju, academic achievement) to help you reach your learning goals or pass the test.

Traffic safety
交通安全 (koutsu anzen, traffic safety) omamori come in different sizes, colors, and designs. If you don’t own a car, you can still get special bicycle charms at some temples.

縁結 (enmusubi, marriage) is often seen as a lucky charm for lovers. But, this will help you connect with people and may lead to you making good friends!

Keep the gold or yellow 商売繁盛 (shoubai hanjou, prosperous business) charms close to your wallet—or better yet, inside—to help you with financial success!

Protection against evil
The very first omamori 厄除 (yakuyoke, warding off evil) offers protection against bad luck or evil. This amulet is always useful, even if you’ve been unlucky or don’t know which one to buy.

Whether you live in Japan or not, be sure to visit a shrine before the year ends!