Choosing a patron Fortune
It is customary for samurai, upon first visiting Toshi No Naishou, to choose one of the Seven Fortunes as their patron. Once chosen, the samurai is expected to pray daily at one of that Fortune's shrines in the city and to mark their devotion in other ways. Some samurai have their patron Fortune's name embroidered on their kimono, others add their patron Fortune to their personal mon or wear netsuke representing their patron. Still others create works of art in their patron Fortune's name. It is acceptable to change your patron Fortune from time to time, so long as one is properly respectful.