Wooden drawers numbered in Japanese holding sheets of fortunes at the Sensō-ji temple in Tokyo. This is part of the Kau Cim fortune telling setup seen outside the Sensō-ji and other Japanese temples.
The Kau Cim works as follows at the Sensō-ji temple: There is a hexagonal metal container with a hole in it. It is full of wooden sticks, each with a number on it. The devotee prays and shakes the metal container until a stick falls out through the hole. The number on the stick leads him to one of the wooden drawers above. Inside he will find a sheet with his fortune on it. If the fortune is good, the devotee thanks the Gods and is happy. If the fortune is unfavorable, he typically prays to the Gods and folds and ties the paper to metal strings placed for this purpose at the temple. The hope and the belief is that the bad fortune is tied there and will not follow the devotee home.