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Post by Uchi_Reina on Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:16 pm


Teru teru bōzu (Japanese: 照る照る坊主、てるてる坊主; literally "shine shine monk") is a little traditional handmade doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. In shape and construction they are essentially identical to ghost dolls, such as those made at Halloween. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day. "Teru" is a Japanese verb which describes sunshine, and a "bōzu" is a Buddhist monk (compare the word bonze), or in modern slang, "bald-headed"; it is also a term of endearment for addressing little boys.
Teru teru bōzu became popular during the Edo period among urban dwellers, whose children would make them the day before the good weather was desired and chant "Fine-weather priest, please let the weather be good tomorrow."
Traditionally, if the weather does turn out well, eyes are drawn in (compare daruma), a libation of holy sake (神酒) is poured over them, and they are washed away in the river. Today, children make teru-teru-bōzu out of tissue paper or cotton and string and hang them from a window when they wish for sunny weather, often before a school picnic day. Hanging it upside down - acts like a prayer for rain. They are a very common sight in Japan.



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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by Re-L on Wed May 01, 2013 4:36 am

parang madali lang siyang gawin Nganga
ma try nga..

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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by Uchi_Reina on Wed May 01, 2013 4:58 am

Re-L wrote:
parang madali lang siyang gawin Nganga
ma try nga..


Haha! Try mo gawin mga June. Tutal rainy season yun Happy Fox
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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by mr.kudos on Wed May 01, 2013 5:50 am

Believe it or not sometimes the Teru Teru Bozu actually works
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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by Re-L on Wed May 01, 2013 7:04 pm

ahaha wow!
gagawa ako ng ganyan..

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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by mr.kudos on Thu May 02, 2013 7:24 pm

I've made a teru teru bozu before but it got accidentally thrown in the trash...I hang it when I wish I didn't want to rain if I have plans to go out the next day
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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by Uchi_Reina on Sun May 05, 2013 12:42 am

mr.kudos wrote:I've made a teru teru bozu before but it got accidentally thrown in the trash...I hang it when I wish I didn't want to rain if I have plans to go out the next day

Wow, Nice! Madalang lang ako makakita ng mga Filipino na gumagawa ng Teru Teru Bozu although hndi sya gaano sikat and also karamihan talaga sa mga gumagawa nito ay mga Japanese.
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Re: Teru Teru Bozu

Post by mr.kudos on Sun May 05, 2013 1:25 am

Uchi_Reina wrote:
mr.kudos wrote:I've made a teru teru bozu before but it got accidentally thrown in the trash...I hang it when I wish I didn't want to rain if I have plans to go out the next day

Wow, Nice! Madalang lang ako makakita ng mga Filipino na gumagawa ng Teru Teru Bozu although hndi sya gaano sikat and also karamihan talaga sa mga gumagawa nito ay mga Japanese.

after hearing that statement suddenly I want to make a teru teru bozu again
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