Sunday, January 15, 2012

Daruma-ichi 2012

Last 9th January, Iwanade-san asked me to Daruma Festival at Honmachi-dori. Darumaichi at Shorinzan kicks off daruma doll sale of the year. It is also nationally known and is the largest of its kind, attracting more than 300,000 local and out-of-town visitors every year. On the shrine premises, people can request to participate in a Shinto ritual in which they paint a pupil on one eye of the daruma doll for their wish to come true.They paint the other eye either when their wish is granted later in the year or at the end of the year.

Daruma Doll street..

Another type of 'lucky' broom

The Entrance of Shonrinzan Temple

Me.. while q to climb up the temple

My daruma

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