Tonight a very interesting person stayed with us at Taichi House. The fortune-teller, Mr Murakami. After reaching the age 60 he moved near Kashihara Shrine in Nara Prefecture to be closer to the gods aurea to become a fulltime fortune-teller. I  asked him to predict the secret of prosperity of Taichi House.

Last night and the night before, we got some reservations from two Chinese couple, but even after the check-in time was over nobody showed up. I and the diligent staff waited in the group home nearby until midnight and then decided to put a memo on the front door of the hostel in case somebody would show up.

The staff was worried that they might have lost their way or have had some trouble on the first night, but when the same thing happened the next night, I felt so resentful about it that I thought to refuse all the reservations made by Chinese from hereon.

The fortune-teller Murakami told me that the booking site I was using is not good and that I should try to change it and at the same time, enrich the Taichi House website. After listening to his advice I felt more relaxed.

There is no saying how his prediction may turn out, but I decided to believe in his divination.

From left to right: the fortune-teller Murakami, me and an acupuncturist.