Shorinzan Darumaji Temple

Sightseeing information about Shorinzan Darumaji Temple in Japan.

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This temple, located in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, is the origin of Takasaki Daruma or Fuku-Daruma doll which is a popular good-luck charm in Japan. In 1697, Master Shinetsu, a Zen Priest from China, is said to have founded this temple, which enshrines a holy statue called Hokushin-Chintaku Reifuson that realizes the wishes of peace and happiness with the prayer for the polar star, along with a seated figure of Daruma-Daishi aka Bodhidharma, who was a semi-legendary Buddhist monk in the 5th or 6th century A.D. The making of Daruma dolls began during the Great Famine of Tenmei (1782-1788). The ninth Chief Priest of the temple, Tohgaku, taught the farmers how to make the dolls so that they would have something to sell during the difficult years.

Purposeinstagrammable,spiritual places,History,shrine/temple,autumn foliage,sightseeing,shopping
Airport/Sta.Tokyo International Airport (about 114.3km) Google Transit


3.05 months ago

The temple is simple and has the dolls of Daruma . The transport to this place is not frequent , so plan accordingly before going.

5.05 months ago

Dharma Ji Temple. My favorite and yearly visit place with family and friends. Recommended for those who believe in miracle with Dharma ji power. Pallava King Bhodhidharmar from TamilNadu, South India. All our prayers will be fulfilled.

4.0a month ago

Big Temple, with many Daruma, have two souvenir shops. Near have an ancient tomb you can go near and check it out. Have three parking spots.

5.05 months ago

hehehe lovely daruma~

5.0a year ago

Haunted Daruma dolls. Spirit inside and the room gives you the creeps. Ghosts

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