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Chita-City Daikoji Temple's Lucky Daruma Doll Festival

Date : 01/08/2024

  • Daikoji Temple's Lucky Daruma Doll Festival
  • Daikoji Temple's Lucky Daruma Doll Festival

Hope it into fruition!
—Lucky Daruma Dolls await your wishes—

Daruma dolls are made in 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 the goal, thus granting Daruma full eyesight.
Daikoji is known as the "Daruma Temple" and annually hosts the Lucky Daruma Doll Festival on Coming of Age Day, beseeching a year of safety and health to the community's households.
Of particular interest is the giant bonfire on which loads of Daruma dolls from the previous year are burned together.


Date : Mon, Jan 8 (national holiday), 2024
Holding time : Reception: 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Bonfire: From 1:00 pm
Place : Daikoji Temple
Location : 〒478-0022
52 Ochida, Daikoji, Chita-shi, Aichi
Fee : Free of charge

• Prices are subject to change. Check the official site, etc. for the most up-to-date information.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0569-42-0702 (Daikoji Temple)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    Either approx. 10 min. by taxi from Shin Maiko Station or approx. 20 min. by taxi from Agui Station, both on the Meitetsu Tokoname Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 10 min. south from Nagaura Interchange on the Nishi-Chita Sangyo Bypass via Routes 46 and 252.
    • Approx. 15 min. west from Agui Interchange on Chitahanto Road via Routes 46, 259, and 252.

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