More iTunes Engrish – Japanese OMiKuJi

posted on 17 Feb 2009 in Engrish in the news, Engrish Links

There is another new iTunes software taking advantage of an Engrish explanation to gain poopularity: Japanese OMiKuJi. (we found this other one last October).  An omikuji is a random fortune written on a small piece of paper that you can obtain at a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple with a small offering. Why bother to go to a temple nowadays when you can get your random fortune on your iPhone? 

You can click on the photo or this link to see the text from within iTunes, but here is the funny Engrish text in its entirety: 

 

OMIKUJI is the slip to divine a fortune at the shrine and the Buddhist temple in Japan and so on.
It receives a slip with the number which was written down to one broth, the stick from the hole with the small short side of the box in the stick,
brandishing the box which a thin stick was included in.
It is written with the outline of the fortune and the fortune word of “Excellent LUCK, Middle LUCK, Small LUCK, LUCK, UNLUCKY, FATALITY”
and so on at the slip and the individual fortune of “the urge”, “The person who wants to meet”, “The lost one”, “the travel”, “the 
business”,
“the learning”, “the trade”, “the conflict thing”, “the love”, “the removal”, “the pigging”, “the sickness”, “the marriage proposal” is written down.
Also, a summation song, too, is attached to the explanation of the fortune.
There is habitude which links the OMIKUJI after reading with the branch of the tree and so on and burns it.
This application (OMiKuJi) is the one which was always made to be able to take OMIKUJI casually even if it doesn’t go to the shrine and the Buddhist temple and so on.

How to take a OMIKUJI :

You must be take a OMIKUJI, Because you doesn’t have OMIKUJI at first.
The OMIKUJI can have only one sheet at once.

(1) Tap [Take a OMiKuJi.] button on the First Screen.
When you have the OMIKUJI, it can’t tap.
please tap [Links OMiKuJi with the tree.] or [Burns OMiKuJi.] button.
(2) With the Screen of OMIGOKORO box, It shakes on either side and It mixes in a Stick.
(3) Turns down the Screen of the OMIGOKORO box.
The Stick appears with the effect sound by 1 – 2 seconds.
(4) tap the Screen of the OMIGOKORO box, ToolBar is displayed under the screen.
[Look] button becoming enabled if it is being possible to take the OMIKUJI.

How to look a OMIKUJI :

If take a OMIKUJI, in either of the following ways, You can look the OMIKUJI.
If it pushes a home button, Restarting this application (OMiKuJi), You can look the OMIKUJI too.

(5) Tap [Look] button on ToolBar under the Screen of OMIGOKORO box.
The OMIKUJI is display to the full screen.
(6) Returns to the First Screen, by Tap [Done] button on ToolBar under the Screen of OMIGOKORO box.
and Tap [Look a OMiKuJi.] button.
The OMIKUJI is display to the full screen.
(7) It scrolled displays the OMIKUJI in doing a drag.
(8) It expansion/reduces displaying when there is a pinch.
(9) tap the Screen of the OMIKUJI, ToolBar is displayed under the screen.
Returns to the First Screen, by Tap [Done] button on the ToolBar.

How to release a OMIKUJI :

The OMOKUJI after taking can be released in the following way.
With this, You can take a OMIKUJI once more.

(10) Tap [Links OMiKuJi with the tree.] button on the First Screen.
The Animation Screen is displayed, like the motif which was to link up with the tree.
(11) Tap [Burns OMiKuJi.] button on the First Screen.
The Animation Screen is displayed, like the motif which was to burns the slip.
(12) tap the Animation Screen, or It passes for several seconds,
ToolBar is displayed under the screen.
Returns to the First Screen, by Tap [Done] button on the ToolBar.

Found by way of Macenstein.

  • Ageless

    and so on? Where did my stick go?

  • Lisa

    I gained a few pounds over the Horidays – does that mean I’d get “the pigging”?

  • Lollerskate

    How gory is when I get FATALITY?

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