Make A Teru Teru Bozu Doll for Sunny day

Make A Teru Teru Bozu Doll for Sunny day

Do you know this cute doll called Teru Teru Bozu てるてる坊主? Teru Teru Bozu てるてる坊主 means “Shine Shine Monk”. Interesting!! Isn’t it? We make this doll when we don’t want to rain. Let’s make a Teru Teru Bozu!!


Well first of all, please answer the question above! Start from living at Japan, I trust the weather cast. I also can say that Japan’s weather cast is really accurate, and you can trust it!

One thing that you should notice is if the weather cast says that tomorrow will be raining, don’t forget to bring your umbrella when you go out. The next question is, how about if tomorrow is the day that you are waiting for, and the weather cast says that tomorrow will be raining? Does that thing make you feel don’t want to go outside? Well, that’s called dilemma maybe. So, in Japan there is the other way to hope that tomorrow will be a sunny day! How is the way then?


Well, have you ever heard about this thing? Teru Teru Bozu is a handmade doll. It is made of tissue paper or cloth. What is the relation between hoping a sunny day and this doll then?

“Teru” means shine and “Bozu” means Buddhist priest in Japanese. So, it literally means shine shine monk! So, Japanese people usually hang this doll in front of their window at their home to hope that tomorrow will be a sunny day. Well, although it is just a believe, if you really hope for it, your hope will come true.


Feeling curious how to make it? Let’s learn the simplest way to make this Teru Teru Bozu!
First of all, you should prepare two pieces of tissue paper and some strings. Next, crumple one of those tissues to make a ball shape. After you make it to ball shape, wrap it with the other tissue paper. Please notice to tighten it around the ball and twist it to make the doll’s head. That it is, your Teru Teru Bozu! You can also decorate it by yourself. Some of Japanese people also believe that it will be more effective if you make your own Teru Teru Bozu cuter or make more Teru Teru Bozu! Hoping a sunny day? Try to make this Teru Teru Bozu and hang it in front of your window.

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