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Chita-City Daikoji Temple's Luck-Bringer Dainichi Fuku-Daruma Doll Festival (Daikoji no Kaiun Dainichi Fuku-Daruma Taisai)

Date : 01/08/2018


  • Daikoji Temple's Luck-Bringer Dainichi Fuku-Daruma Doll Festival (Daikoji no Kaiun Dainichi Fuku-Daruma Taisai)

An impressive festival where lots of Fuku-Daruma Dolls are burned, marking the start of a new year!

Widely known as "The Daruma Temple of Aichi", Daikoji Temple annually hosts a great festival beseeching a year of safety and health for the community's households. At this festival - that takes place on Japan's holiday of Coming of Age Day (Seijin-no-Hi) - the main attraction is the "Otakiage" event, during which piles and piles of spent Fuku-Daruma Dolls from the previous year are lit on fire and burned in enormous bonfires.

Daruma Dolls are fashioned after the image of Bodhidharma, a Buddhist monk credited for creating Zen Buddhism in ancient China and known in Japan as Daruma. Originally sold with the eyeballs unpainted, the tradition is to offer a doll as a gift to someone who is setting objectives. The doll owner will then paint one of the eyes while asking Daruma for help in achieving it. The other eyeball is to be painted upon reaching of the goal, thus granting Daruma full eyesight.
Symbology, mysticism and legend surrounding Daruma dolls are quite interesting and well worth of a quick internet search!

EVENT OVERVIEW

Date : January 8th (Monday), 2018
Holding time : 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Daruma dolls accepted for the Otakiage until 2:00 PM)
Place : Daikoji Temple
Location : 〒478-0022
52 Ochida, Daikoji, Chita-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Free of charge
Parking : Available (Daikoji Temple Parking Lot, and parking on streets surrounding Daikoji Temple)

*: This year will not see utilization of the temporary parking lot, drastically reducing the number of parking spaces. Due to extreme traffic congestion in the adjacent roads, we strongly recommend moving by public transportation. Free of Charge Shuttle Taxis will be running between Daikoji Temple and Shin Maiko Station (departures upon filling all seats), up until 4:00 PM. Visitors are free to use it at will.
*: Visitors moving by car are encouraged to attend on the afternoon as the traffic jams are less likely to occur.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0569-42-0702 (Daikoji Temple)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Either approx. 10min by taxi from Shin Maiko Station, or approx. 20min by taxi from Agui Station, both of the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station). Free Shuttle Taxis will be running between Shin Maiko Station and Daikoji Temple on the day of the event.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 10min southwards from Nagaura I.C. of the Nishi-Chita Sangyo Bypass via routes 46, and 252, or;
    Approx. 15min westwards from Agui I.C. of the Chita Peninsula Toll Road (Chitahanto Road) via routes 46, 259, and 252.

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