Paper charms

Other (objects, etc.) entity

An item associated with Shinto (ofuda), Taoism (fu), and Hinduism (sutra). Usually seen as part of "traditional" Japanese magic especially when Onmyouji are involved, with common uses in exorcism and warding.


Alternate names: Paper talismans, Ofuda, 御札, お札
Name variations: o-fuda

The first video game about Paper charms was released on August 29, 2003.

Nintendo and Namco has published most of these games

Although ofuda and fu are the talismans themselves, sutra are actually the words/phrases written on one and are not restricted to such talismans/charms, sutra is however used to describe the whole thing in some pieces of fiction.