Daruma, Japanese traditional doll
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Try Your Hand at Painting Traditional Dolls at a Traditional Folk Art Village

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture The History of Takashiba Dekoyashiki (Workshop) During the Edo Period, this area was part of the Miharu Clan territory, and the local toys at Takashiba Dokoyashiki Doll House are often referred to by this…
Sokushinbutus refers to the practice of self-mummification that was followed by a mountainous dwelling sect of Buddhist monks who were called Shugen-do.
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Sokushinbutsu: Pay Your Respects to Japan’s Self Mummified Buddhist Monks

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture What is Sokushinbutsu? Throughout Northern Japan you can find them, scattered among the mountainous regions of Yamagata and Fukushima Prefectures. Tucked away in small inconspicuous temples are a handful of monks who willingly chose…