Monday, March 26, 2012

Teru Teru Bozu

てるてる坊主 
(Teru teru bōzu) 
Alt Name:
照る照る坊主 
Shine Shine Monk 

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It been rainy for a few days down here in Singapore, so to wish for a good weather, try a Teru Teru Bozu.

I sure many in Japan did this for a better weather, but down here in Singapore, I don't really see much of the dolls around though. o(╥﹏╥)o


 It common to see one in Japan, and also it is very easy to make it, using a cloth, tissue and/or cotton.


Good thing Ika Musume did ask Takeru on how to make one, so you can refer to the picture on the right, if you are interested to make one, to pray for a good weather.


Since the material is cheap and easy to get, you can try making a lot.(`・ω・´)”


It is say when the weather did turn out good, you'll then draw a face on it, pour holy sake over it before letting it wash away in a river.(×_×#


Though it common to see the Teru Teru Bozu with it face drawn and hang up.


The Teru Teru Bozu is meant for a good weather, and to hang them up at window (commonly), and you pray to it for a good weather.


But it didn't restrict to only one though, as you can try making a few to hang them around. (^∇^  )


Initially, I actually mistake them for home decoration like the wind chime.


Despite that it is easy to make with easy to get material, try not to waste too much material to make a lot though.ヘ(>_<ヘ)


Just a few Teru Teru Bozu should be enough. (≧∇≦)/


I know that Teru Teru Bozu look like a hanged doll, but I am unsure how did this come about in Japan.


But that nothing to it, as it to hang it up by the window, and hanging it upside is to pray for rain.


Just try to draw some cute face for it, since it very common to use white paper or cloth, which other may mistake for some other stuffs. (=`〜´=)


Well, after all this information, won't you want to try making one Teru Teru Bozu to pray for a good weather? 【・ヘ・?】
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