Being Different

Osaka, Japan—The fiercest looking dolls are supposed to bring the greatest fortunes. Pick one and find your fortune inside, donate the doll to the temple to leave it behind. Katsuo Temple, Minoh, is covered in these unwanted fates; amongst them, some unique ones.

Keywords daruma, Katsuo, Mino, Osaka, temple, Buddhism, Zen, Japan.

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