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Katsuoji Temple is known for its Daruma dolls - Daruma being the Japanese word for Bodhidarma, the Indian monk who first brought Zen Buddhism to China. The dolls have a spherical shape because it is said that Bodhidarma meditated for so long that his arms and legs fell off.

Katsuoji Temple is known for its Daruma dolls - Daruma being the Japanese word for Bodhidarma, the Indian monk who first brought Zen Buddhism to China. The dolls have a spherical shape because it is said that Bodhidarma meditated for so long that his arms and legs fell off.

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