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Takasaki Daruma

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Takasaki Daruma 高崎達磨
and Jomo Karuta, see below.





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Takasaki Temple Shorinzan Darumaji 少林山達磨寺
Book to collect stamps at temples

御朱印帳 - 納経長




The temple where the Daruma Dolls originate!


Homepage of the temple
source : www.daruma.or.jp/


More in the Daruma Museum
- Takasaki, Temple Shorinzan 少林山 -


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Takasaki Town Mascot

The town of Takasaki, famous for the Shorinji-Temple and many Daruma goods, has choosen its new town mascot, Taka Maru Daruma. He wears a blue headband and has lively eyebrows.
His hands take the pose of the "Scissors, Stone and Paper", a popular game in Japan.




「高崎だるま」の地域ブランド認定を記念して、県達磨製造協同組合(中田純一組合長)が公募したマスコットキャラクターの入賞者が決まり、最優秀作品賞に埼玉県本庄市のグラフィックデザイナー、福島進さん(60)の「たか丸」が選ばれた。表彰式は五日、高崎市鼻高町の少林山達磨寺で開かれる「達磨まつり」で行われる。

高崎だるまは昨年十月、特許庁の創設した地域団体商標制度で地域ブランドとして認定された。PRに役立てるため、同組合は今年三月までマスコットキャラクターのデザインと愛称を公募。七歳から七十一歳まで計四十六点の応募があった。

「たか丸」は、青いねじり鉢巻きに、りりしいまゆ毛が特徴。同組合は今後、印刷物やイベントで活用する。市観光課も「たか丸」を市の知名度アップに役立てようと、着ぐるみを作製しており、表彰式で披露する。

表彰式は午後三時半から。午前十時からの 達磨まつり では、同組合員が手掛けるさまざまな表情のだるま五十二体を紹介する大型ポスターを掲示するほか、法要やチャリティーオークション、七弦琴しちげんきん奉納演奏などが行われる。

© www.jomo-news.co.jp

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駅からハイキング「高崎だるま市」
Walking from the Station ... with Daruma San
Spring 2008 Campain




新年の開運ウォーク 
白衣大観音と少林山七草大祭だるま市

© ctec3.blog.so-net.ne.jp


More PHOTOS of the Shorinji Nanakusa Matsuri
Festival of the Seven Herbs of Spring with a Daruma Market


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上毛かるた(じょうもうかるた)
Jomo Karuta (Joomoo Karuta)



© 財団法人群馬文化協会

It took our ancestors many ages to establish a nation of kindred race and language, to endeavor to be a morality-loving people, to declare this sun-rising country Japan, and to fly the national flag.

In World War II in which Japan fell victim to the atomic bomb for the first time in the world, burned-out cities were in ruins, war victims and unemployed people overflowed into the streets, many war orphans survived.

The Gunma Relief Association, the predecessor of the present Gunma Cultural Association, was active in supporting war victims, fighting its way in bitter life, with local love and national pride, under the flag of two white pegeons face to face on the background of the green earth.The homegrown "Jomo Karuta cards" was published with two sets of 44 reading and picture cards and accompanying explanations of the Karuta cards, under the slogan "Let the wise provide wisdom, the able ability, and the rich riches", by the cooperation of many people who answered the appeal for contribution.The Jomo Karuta was produced in accordance with the enactment of the Juvenile Welfare Law, and was recommended as a cultural asset under the Law.

Children in those days learned from the reading and picture cards in their little case the existence of noted places, historical spots and heroes unknwn to them, and must have yearned for them.

The card game of old Japanese tradition was used as a substitute for textbooks on history, geography and moral education because they were temporarily curtailed by the Allied occupation forces after the war. Gunma's First Jomo Karuta Game Championship started two months after the publication of the cards.

Read more HERE
© www.jomokaruta.org

More Photos:
© Jomo Karuta


Map of the Cards from Gunma Prefecture

© www.jomokaruta.org

................... え Little Daruma is up here


engi Daruma no Shoorin-Zan ... is the text on the right


© blog.ota-city.net


CLICK for more photos
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Moriya Furusato Karuta ... 守谷のふるさとかるた



組み立て式だるま build your own Jomo Daruma !

source : www.jomo-news.co.jp/ns

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 だるまる DARUMARU ... new version 2009  



Takasaki Daruma Lunchbox ... Bentobako
..... Modern Takasaki Daruma Lunchbox .....

Daruko, also Naruko だる子又は鳴子 from Takasaki.


Karuta, Uta Karuta 歌留多 and Haiku

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Photo by Saori Shiraishi, on FB.


高崎 女性被害相談所
Office for female victim counceling in Takasaki



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source : higeraku.blog

Daruma after the Great Tohoku Earthquake

At the station all the shops were closed, even the bento lunchbox shop.


My Diary since March 11, 2011

. Japan after the BIG earthquake


Ganbaro Japan! Ganbaro Nippon! がんばろう日本



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Daruma dolls produced in 5 Olympic colors
- NHK world news - September 12, 2013

Lovers of Japan's traditional red daruma dolls can now buy them in the 5 colors of the Olympic rings.
One Takasaki-based maker has produced the set to commemorate Tokyo's successful bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Takasaki is the city where most daruma dolls are manufactured. And the firm has been producing them in unconventional colors for the past 15 years.

Six craftsmen were busy on Thursday drawing the signature mustache on the dolls and boxing them for shipment.
CEO Sumikazu Nakata said he hopes the product can help enhance expectations for the Olympics.



source : www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

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