goo Ranking recently took a look at which fortune telling methods people think are the most accurate. As the survey is a bit short, I’ll leave in the Japanese terms as a little bit of education.
Between the 20th and 22nd of January 2010 1,071 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 51.1% of the sample were female, 19.9% in their teens, 29.5% in their twenties, 30.5% in their thirties, and 20.1% in their forties. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.
The six planets divination is the speciality of the evil witch Kazuko Hosoki, a Guinness Book record holder as the best-selling author in the world. Thankfully, about two or three years ago she disappeared from the television screens (there must be a story behind that!) but recently she’s made a comeback on adverts for her mobile phone site.
Here’s an old photo of a street fortune teller, using shuuekisendanjou some Chinese technique that doesn’t feature in the list below:
Q: Which fortune telling method do you think is the most accurate? (Sample size=1,071)
Rank æ—¥æœ¬èªž English Score 1 æ‰‹ç›¸å ã„ Palm reading 100 2= å››æŸ±æŽ¨å‘½ Four Pillars astrology 44.4 2= å§“ååˆ¤æ– Name divination 44.4 4 å…æ˜Ÿå è¡“ Six planets astrology 35.2 5 ã‚¿ãƒãƒƒãƒˆå ã„ Tarot card reading 30.7 6 è¡€æ¶²åž‹å ã„ Blood typing 28.7 7 é¢¨æ°´ Feng shui 28.4 8 äººç›¸å ã„/é¡”å ã„ Divination by facial features 22.9 9 å¤¢å ã„ Dream interpretation 16.6 10 è¥¿æ´‹å æ˜Ÿè¡“ Western astrology 14.0