daruma doll fire tofu kuyou kuyo hari needle

Moyasu?! Sasu?! The world of Kuyou you do not know.

Do you know the "Kuyou"? "Kuyou" is a Buddhism term, which means praying to gods or souls of deceased person in the manner of offering flowers or other offerings. In fact, in addition to bring offerings to the deceased person, the "object" may also be worshiped in some shrines and temples. As for such offering, I've tried to sort out two kinds of conspicuous offering activities during this period.

Harikuyo is to make offerings to broken needles and rusty needles.

It is unbelievable that have the worn needles...

What happened? The people insert the needles on the s~~oft tofu one after another. But actually, they are expressing their gratitude to the worn needles by inserting the needles on the soft tofu.

・Sensoji Temple (February 8)
・Shoujuin (February 8)

Unexpectedly, have the Daruma which has offered asylum to...

What happened? Is it burning the Daruma who once offered asylum to himself? This will not be retribution...?

It's ok! This is a formal offering method called Daruma Kuyo. You can rest assured. The Daruma Kuyo in the manner of burning is held at the Koumyouden, KouNishi-Arai Daishi Temple on February 3 of each year.

・Koumyouden, KouNishi-Arai Daishi Temple(February 3)

How do you feel? Even if it is Kuyou, there are many froms. In addition to visiting shrines and temples, you might visit and experience such Kuyou as well to enjoy your trip.