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ぼう 坊主
Noun
1. paper doll to which children pray for fine weather (usu. white, and shaped like a Buddhist priest)
Wikipedia definition
2. Teru teru bozuTeru teru bōzu (Japanese: 照る照る坊主、てるてる坊主; literally "shine shine monk") is a little traditional hand-made doll made of white paper or cloth that Japanese farmers began hanging outside of their window by a string. In shape and construction they are essentially identical to ghost dolls, such as those made at Halloween. This amulet is supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to stop or prevent a rainy day.
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Other forms
照る照る坊主 【てるてるぼうず】照照坊主 【てるてるぼうず】照々坊主 【てるてるぼうず】

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