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The Red String

Thread of Lover's Destiny / Fate
Japan akai ito
The Red String

This literally translates as, "the red string" in Japanese but the real meaning is much deeper...

In Japanese culture, it's believed that fate, destiny, or karma joins lovers by an unseen string, tied around one little finger of each. 赤い糸 is how soul mates fine and are drawn to each other.


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赤い糸

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Japanese akaiito / akaito / あかいいと
The Red String
Japanese (exp,n) red string of fate; in Chinese-Japanese folklore, fated lovers were said to be joined by an unseen red string, tied around one little finger of each

赤い糸で結ばれる

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Japanese akaiitodemusubareru / akaitodemusubareru / あかいいとでむすばれる Japanese (exp,v1) (idiom) (See 赤い糸) to be meant for each other (of a man and woman); to be connected through fate; to be destined to marry (each other); to be tied by (the) red string (of fate)

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The Red String赤い糸akai ito / akaiito



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