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I do not mean any disrespect to the author of this page, but in my two years of visiting Japanese temples, I never encountered an omikuji that functioned in the fashion described (the fortune, rolled up, falls from the hole). In my experience, a stick is removed from the box instead, bearing a number. This number corresponds to a drawer in a cabinet, which contains the appropriate paper slip. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:18, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

I noticed that "falls from the hole" thing too and removed it. While it may be like that at some shrines, I've never seen it. But you can get your omikuji in many different ways. Drcwright (talk) 05:42, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

I have never encountered omikuji that costs just 5 yen. Every shrine I have visited asks for 100 yen. Even the omukuji vending machines used on this article have "100 Yen Coins Only" written on them. Is there a citation for the 5-yen donation being widespread? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:32, 4 June 2015 (UTC)