十日戎:I'm gonna be a Fuku Musume(福娘)! - Adventures of Anette

Monday, November 28, 2011

十日戎:I'm gonna be a Fuku Musume(福娘)!

Today I went to Osaka for an interview in the Imamiya Ebisu shrine regarding the upcoming Toka Ebisu festival that is going to be held in January. 

The interview was for a role as one of the so-called Fuku Musume (福娘), or what one could translate to something like the Daughters of Luck. We are going to be shrine maidens at a famous festival called Toka Ebisu, which is taking place in the Imamiya Ebisu shrine in Osaka in January. Here we will be selling lucky charms to people who wants their businesses to thrive. 
Each year there are apparently more than 3000 girls applying, so the competition is tough. That is to say, of the 50 girls who are chosen to become Fuku Musume 10 of the girls are foreigners. And since the number of foreigners applying is way below the number of Japanese applicants we gaijin do have a big advantage here.

Anyway, out of the foreign girls who was chosen to be a Fuku Musume, one of them was me!

Which means I will have some pretty busy weekends from now!
There is going to be various arrangements before the festival in January, like for instance a TV interview this upcoming Sunday. So I've decided to keep this first blog-post short, and come back with more information and pictures later.
Stay in tuned;)!
Me in the official Fuku Musume-kimono for January 2012



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Anette came to Japan as an exchange student in 2010, met the love of her life and got stuck. From her base in Tokyo she writes about her experiences as a full-time worker in Tokyo and about her travels in Japan and abroad. She's a free-spirited adventurer who'd gladly trade a trip to the shoppingmall for a hike in the forest any day.

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  1. Anette congratulations on the selection ! I heard from Mora, but I really didn't understand mucha bout Fuku Musume, until I read your post! it was really helpful as always ! your blog is amazing, want to write like you do !! glad you liked my photos cuz I love yours too!!!

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  2. Hey... you look so pretty :D Fuku musume! jejeje genial!... I`ll wait for more information :D

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  3. Thanks you guys;D I have been really busy the last three days with the festival, and now I have an exam coming up tomorrow, so i'll probably go ahead and update the blog as soon as I'm finished;) I've got a lot of pictures and info:D:D:D

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