Look out for the "Suzugawa daruma", popular for its great beard and mustache
The daruma market of Bishamonten Myoho-ji Temple is familiarly known as the "Bishamon-san" among the locals. This market is as popular as the daruma markets held at Takasaki in Gunma, and Jindai-ji Temple in Tokyo. These daruma dolls, good luck mascots that encourage a rich harvest and business prosperity, are sold in over 60 shops. The roots of the daruma come from a story which held that the Bishamon Tenno came down to the mortal world to hear people's wishes. Among the many shops nationwide, the Sugiyama Daruma Store which started making and selling daruma dolls in Fuji City (former workshop) in the end of the Taisho period, and their "Suzugawa daruma" is worthy of note. It is characterized by a great beard and mustache. Huge numbers of stalls line the street from Yoshiwara Station to the temple, and people flock from all over Japan.
|Posted photos||Main Different faces depending on the artist. One of the pleasures is to take your time finding a daruma of your own to make your wish come true
Two photos Upper photo The precincts where the daruma market is held are wrapped in a lively festive mood, and colored in red with the daruma dolls that ward off evil, lower photo A juxtaposition of the Incense Burning Hall bearing dragon kings and Mt. Fuji
|Date||February 3rd to 5th, 2017|
|Time||9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Address||2-7-1 Imai, Fuji-shi, Shizuoka (Bishamonten Myoho-ji Temple)|
|Phone||+81-545-32-0114 (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) (Japanese only)|
|Access||Take the Fujikyu Shizuoka Bus from "Shin-Fuji Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 7 minutes and alight at "Fuji Eki Minami-guchi". Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from JR "Fuji Station" for approx. 4 minutes, alight at "Yoshiwara Station" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.
Approx. 15 minutes by taxi from JR Shin-Fuji Station.
|* The "Bishamonten Festival" is scheduled to be held every winter (from January 7th to 9th of the lunar calendar).|
updated on Mar 2, 2017
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