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Baking Japanese fortune cookies, Tsujiura Senbei in the Edo period (1603-1868). from a book written in 1878

Tsujiura (Japanese: 辻占) are notes used in Japan in conjunction with rice crackers called senbei in a similar way to fortune cookies in the United States of America.[1] Several publications make the claim that (American) fortune cookies are derived from tsujiura senbei.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Lee, Jennifer (2008). The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food. Grand Central Publishing. p. chapter 16. ISBN 9780446511704.
  2. ^ Lee, Jennifer (January 16, 2008). "Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie". The New York Times. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Ono, Gary (2007-10-31). "Japanese American Fortune Cookie: A Taste of Fame or Fortune -- Part II".
  4. ^ Nagata, Erik. "A Brief History of The Fortune Cookie". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20.