The Meaning of 5 Yen Coin in Japan


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The Meaning of 5 Yen Coin in Japan

The 5 Yen coins are offered in shrines to make wishes to the gods. In Japanese 5 yen is pronounced “Go-En(ごえん)” that means “Luck in relationships.” The 5 Yen (5円) is pronounced “Go-En(ごえん)” also means “Relationship”, which is also pronounced “Go-En(ごえん)”. To offer 5 yen is therefore a good omen for future relationships.


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