Merchants sale Daruma dolls outside the Shorinzan Daruma Temple in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture on January 6, 2016, Japan. Every year thousands of people visit the country's most famous Daruma market (Daruma ichi) held at the Shorinzan Daruma Temple on January 6 and 7. Takasaki City, is known as the capital of Daruma dolls and about 80% of Japan's Daruma are produced there. According to the tradition, Daruma dolls are sold without pupils painted on their eyes. People color in one pupil when a wish is made or a goal set, and when the wish comes true or the goal is achieved they fill in the other pupil. At the end of the year, used Daruma dolls are returned to the temple to be burned. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Japan's most famous Daruma Market held in Gunma
Merchants sale Daruma dolls outside the Shorinzan Daruma Temple in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture on January 6, 2016, Japan. Every year thousands of people visit the country's most famous Daruma market (Daruma ichi) held at the Shorinzan Daruma Temple on January 6 and 7. Takasaki City, is known as the capital of Daruma dolls and about 80% of Japan's Daruma are produced there. According to the tradition, Daruma dolls are sold without pupils painted on their eyes. People color in one pupil when a wish is made or a goal set, and when the wish comes true or the goal is achieved they fill in the other pupil. At the end of the year, used Daruma dolls are returned to the temple to be burned. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 6 Jan 2016
Location: Takasaki Japan
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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