Teru-teru bouzu - てるてる坊主 is one of dolls you would make in a Japanese preschool or elementary school, if you wanted to have a nice sunny tomorrow. Teru-teru is translated as "shine-shine" and bouzu as "bald head" or "monk."

This ritual doll has become really popular sometime in the middle of Edo period, when dolls would be often seen hanging from windows frames and verandas. Mostly of paper or fabric, they were made during chanting songs, in which the maker promised this little monk offering of sake and a bell in case the weather cleared up. If not, the maker threatened it with decapitation.

Come to make your own doll and maybe it will lure a little of sunny weather to otherwise rainy season of November. This workshop is also advisable for young children.

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