Teru teru bōzu

Teru teru bōzu

“Teru teru bōzu てるてる坊主 (shiny-shiny Buddhist priest) is a little traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. ‘Teru’ is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine and a ‘bōzu’ is a Buddhist monk.”
Wikipedia.

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