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Diorama : « Autel d’un suicidé » 仏壇

This miniature tells the story of a deceased being.

Inspired by Asian and European burials, we can see dolls like a daruma and a teru teru bozu. The daruma is a doll associated with the wish. It is usually offered as a gift without the eyes/pupils drawn. When you decide to make a wish, you draw one eye on it. When the wish is granted, then you draw the other eye.

The teru teru bozu is a hanged doll who wishes it wouldn’t rain anymore. The good weather plays a lot on the mood of a being. The original story of this doll is a bonze who had promised to bring back the good weather, following its failure he has been hanged.

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