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The Daruma Temples of Kyoto and Osaka



24. May. 2020

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Anybody who has visited Japan before has no-doubt come across a Daruma or two while on their travels, with their unmistakable looks and a wide presence across the country, they’re pretty hard to miss! The bright red dolls, often with intricately painted details in the face are a popular souvenir for travelers to Japan to take back home. But what exactly is a daruma, and where does this quirky character synonymous with Japan and Buddhism actually come from?

The Daruma Temples of Kyoto and Osaka


  • Daruma
  • Horinji Temple, Kyoto
  • Katsuo-ji Temple, Osaka

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