Chinese fortune sticks
each have a number written on them that correspondents
with a numbered fortune leaflet (fig.), shown in the
picture below. Players
sit on their knees holding the container with both hands, shaking it until
just one stick falls from it.
Another way to foretell ones fortune is the use of
divining cups called
in Thai. They consist of a pair of pieces of wood (fig.), here displayed in the
picture on the left, in
front of the cylinder with fortune sticks.