‘Teru teru bozu’ Japan’s creepiest character

The lame conversation starter that every Japanese person will bore you with is that Japan is blessed above all nations in the world with “four seasons.”
However, right now we’re in the throes of Japan’s fifth season, the Rainy Season.

You might ask, quoter leftWTF is with all these hanging ghosts made of toilet paper?quoter right

They are ‘Teru teru bozu’—a rain-rain-go-away-come-again-another-day effigy and Japan’s creepiest character. Japanese children make these talismans that are supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to prevent a rainy day (Wiki).


quoter leftThe empire is prepared for the rainy season in Japan. quoter right
Japan Rainy Season
Danny Choo
on Flickr: Japan Rainy Season
Learn more about Japan’s Tsuyu/rainy season at dannychoo.com

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5 thoughts on “‘Teru teru bozu’ Japan’s creepiest character”

  1. anothergaijin wrote:
    “Do other countries celebrate Father’s Day like we Japanese do in Japan?”

    Of course other countries celebrate Father’s Day like we Japanese do in Japan. They just don’t use tentacles to sex it up like here in Japan. (ΦωΦ)

    Happy Daddy Tako day

  2. “Do other countries celebrate Father’s Day like we Japanese do in Japan?”
    – Facepalm

    facepalm-manga-girl

  3. “Do other countries celebrate Father’s Day like we Japanese do in Japan?”
    – Facepalm

    Needs a bigger facepalm…

    godzilla facepalm

  4. They l00k like a f0am muscleman without any arms on t0p of a free-standing dive platf0rm.

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