Mandoe candle festival Kannonyama Takasaki, Gunma, Japan
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It is easy to recognize a Takasaki daruma doll: the eyebrows are drawn to resemble a "tsuru" Japanese crane and the mutton chops to resemble a turtle--both considered good-luck augurs. (Louis Templado)
Daruma dolls are a traditional charm popular during the start of the new year in Japan. Most come from workshops in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, where the dolls trace their origin back to the mid-18th century. (Louis Templado)
Mizusawa Temple, Ikaho Onsen, Gunma, Kanto, Japan. 'A temple famous for its udon noodles.'