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Name this Japanese tradition

TetsugenTetsugen Registered User regular
edited February 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
When local villages in Japan place 3 objects (usually an abacus, a brush, and money) in front of a 1 year old child and sees which he or she chooses to determine their future.

Curious to what this tradition is called, any help would be appreciated.

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    DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited February 2008
    Sounds similar to one of the tests for determining the next Dalai Lama after one dies. They put a bunch of objects in front of them and if the kid picks the ones that the former Dalai Lama owned he passes the test.

    Not sure what it would be called though.

    Edit: Looks like it's called Zhua Zhou in China, still not sure what it's called in Japan.

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