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One of the biggest Daruma Doll Markets in Japan, over 300 stalls selling the round dolls gather around the grounds of Jindai-ji Temple. Daruma are sold with blank eyes which owners paint in once their wish for the New Year has been fulfilled. Unique to the Jindai-ji Daruma Market, visitors can bring their old dolls and have the character 阿 painted on their right eye (which has the meaning of closing events) and in the left eye of the new doll have the character 梵 painted to signify new beginnings (梵 is the character used for Sanskrit).

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10:00-16:00 on both days. Every hour prayers are offered to keep disaster at bay and there is a procession at 2pm.

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Jindai-ji Temple
Jindai-ji Temple, 5-15-1 Jindaiji Motomachi
Chofu, Tokyo 182-0017 Japan
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