Darumaji temple


Darumaji temple(達磨寺) is Zen Buddhism Temple located in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. It is known as the make-a-wish Daruma Doll Temple. Many people visit here to buy the doll and pray for their success and wishes. It was established in 1697 by priest Tenshu. Many people bring their Darua Doll when their wishes come true.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Takasaki Station.
1. use a local bus to Syorinzan.
2. walk.


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Darumaji temple
Darumaji temple is one of the Oubaku Buddhism temple located in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture. It is the Zen Buddhism Temple established in 1697 by priest Tensyu. The main scripts are priest Daruma and Kannon. Priest Daruma is one of the famous Buddhist monks in China. He is the model of Daruma Doll. Because of the sacred script of this temple, Daruma Doll is very popular in Takasaki.

Daruma Doll is also known as the make-a-wish doll. You put one eye on your wish. When your wish comes true, you put the other eye. Some of the people bring Daruma Doll offer to the temple.

About 300 years ago, there is a small temple with Kannon statue that was made by priest Gyoki. Around late 17th century, there was a large flooding of Usui river. After the flooding, people found a great black tree. One day, one of the old man had a dream of priest Daruma, they carved priest Daruma from that black tree.

In 1697, the feudal lord of Maebashi, Sakai Tadataka, invited priest Tenshu and established the temple for the protector of their castle.

constructed in 1792.

Daruma Market
Daruma Doll Market Jan. 6 to 7.

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