Dairyu-ji Temple Daruma Kuyo (Dairyu-ji Temple) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Dairyu-ji Temple Daruma Kuyo (Dairyu-ji Temple)]

A ritual burning of the darumas that made wishes come true

Dairyu-ji Temple, known as the "Daruma Kannon", enshrines a sitting daruma daishi statue of approx. 5 m. There is a custom of painting the right eye onto the daruma with a wish, and if the wish comes true, painting the left eye too. At this temple, a "Daruma Kuyo" is held in the middle of January every year, in which people give thanks and burn the two-eyed daruma dolls that made their wishes come true. A fire of green bamboo, called the "fukutake", is lit as the spectators watch, and the daruma dolls are thrown into the rising flames.
Date January 15th, 2017 Fire is lit at around 1:00 p.m.
 
Address 2339 Awano, Gifu-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-58-237-3837 (Japanese only)
Access From the "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk for approx. 2 minutes to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 30 minutes and alight at "Meitetsu Gifu Station". Take the Gifu Bus bound for Takatomi (N80), Yamagata Shiyakusho (N75), etc. for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Takatomi Dairyuji-mae" and walk for approx. 2 minutes.
URL http://www.dairyuji.com/

updated on Mar 2, 2017

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