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Posted on Nov 18, 2010 | 2 comments

“A sarubobo is a Japanese amulet, particularly associated with the town of Takayama in Gifu prefecture. Sarubobos are red human-shaped dolls, with no facial features, made in a variety of sizes. Traditionally, sarubobos are made by grandmothers for their grandchildren as dolls, and for their daughters as a charm for good marriage, good children and to ensure a well-rounded couple.” – Wikipedia


  1. Interesting…learned something today! Where did you find these?

  2. Andrea, this photo was taken in Takayama, where we saw them everywhere.

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