Just an Ordinary Life in Japan (004): Teru-Teru Bozu

A lucky charm to pray for good weather:
-Teru-Teru Bozu-

Hi, everyone. It’s Mee-wa.

It’s getting hotter and hotter in Japan.

I remember in this season that I would often make a “Teru-Teru Bozu” when I was a kid.

This is the photo of a doll I personally made using tissue paper, and it is hanging at my window.

Japanese children make a wish on Teru-Teru Bozu that it will stop raining and clear up.

They usually do this especially the day before a big event, such as school trip, hiking, mountain climbing, sports day at school, and so on.

It’s raining now, so I make a wish on it that it will clear up and be a sunny day tomorrow too!