Kidai Shoran (detail) © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin), former collection of Hans-Joachim and Inge Küster, gift of Manfred Bohms 2002, photography: Tadao Kodaira

Two ladies are having their palms read by the fortuneteller at a busy intersection. The paper-wrapped bundles on the table contain the fees for having their fortunes told. The fortuneteller also offers omikuji, slips of paper that reveal one’s luck.