27 Feb '16, 12am

[Daruma Doll Fair]Mar 3 - Mar 4 5-15-1 Jindaijimotomachi Chofu-shi Jindaiji Te...

The Jindaiji Temple Daruma Doll Fair is a famous part of spring in Tokyo. The official name of this fair is the "Jindaiji Temple Yakuyoke Ganzan Jie Daishi Festival." It began in the middle of the Edo period as a temple fair in commemoration of Jie Daishi from Mt. Hiei. After Sensoji Temple, Jindaiji Temple has one of the most distinguished histories of any temple in Tokyo, and this fair is one of the largest in the city. Approximately 300 street stalls, mainly daruma doll shops, will be set up. The scenery that is colored scarlet by these daruma dolls in the shrine's grounds and in front of the gates is particularly impressive. Buddhist cedar-stick burning and prayer rituals will be held each hour from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to prevent disasters and for the fulfillment of prayer. At 2:00 p.m. a traditional ritual called "Hyakumi Kuyo," which has been held since the Tokug...

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