Stop-Rain Doll (2005-07-03)
Japanese have a unique way of praying for the rain to stop.
They make a doll out of a ball as its head and drape a white piece of
fabric over it for the body and hang it in the balcony. The doll
is supposed to chase the rain away and invite sunshine. Children
also like to hang the doll before a sporting game to ensure good
weather for the event.
I know there is a name for the doll, but I can't remember what it
is. Anyway this year's rainy season is unusually short, perhaps
because people were hanging the stop-rain dolls all over the place?
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