Photo Moment: Mount Fuji Temple Dolls

Local Dolls

One of my favorite photos from Japan is of these colorful little temple dolls. We found them at the last station in a temple 6.3km from the top of Mt. Fuji.  Although the weather refused to cooperate with us that day, we still had a great time exploring the area despite the fact that the elusive mountain remained hidden behind her cloak of clouds and mist.

8 thoughts on “Photo Moment: Mount Fuji Temple Dolls

  1. Nathan

    I really dig your blog – love the insights about Taiwan and the other places you have lived. I have lived in Japan for nine years and will be moving to Taipei in October. My wife is Taiwanese and our daughter is super international – born in Japan, already the proud dual citizen – a US passport and a ROC passport –
    Really looking forward to my first year in Taiwan – any advice?

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  2. Carrie Post author

    Hi Nathan,
    Thanks! Japan is such a unique place. Moving to Taiwan is going to be a big change. Taipei is a great city. The people are great. The food is out-of-this-world and there’s always something to do. I’m sure you’ll settle in quite nicely. Good luck with your move!

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  3. Kim

    That is a great picture, I love the colors 🙂 They do seem to be a little bit too fragile to travel in a backpack when hiking, no?

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  4. Carrie Post author

    Thanks Kim. You know, I kinda wish I’d picked one of these guys up, but you’re right. They were fragile and I was completely besotted with the Japanese kokeshi dolls and had no room in my heart for anything else.

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  5. Carrie Post author

    Kaminoge,
    Thank you! I hate posting photos when I don’t know anything about the subject, but try as I might, I couldn’t find anything about them. Apparently, I wasn’t looking in the right place. I found plenty of information on Kokeshi dolls, which are really a spectacular form of Japanese folk art (in my opinion). These are just as charming. Thanks again very much for the information and for dropping by!

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