The sign on this Osaka business says Akachan no nazuke (Baby Naming). This branch of Japanese fortunetelling invovlves helping parents choose a name for their baby that will bring him or her good fortune based on the number of strokes.
Long-time resident in Japan (since 1993) but originally from Canada. Has written guidebook chapters, magazine articles, tons of blog entries and even a book about less-known aspects of Japan. In his free time, he loves photography, cycling, and exploring interesting and obscure places around the Kansai area.
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