Japan has been having some record-breaking weather this year. Now, WMDF-goers are checking the online weather sites to see what the coming week holds. We have made our annual offering to the weather gods on the WMDF Tree. They are “teru teru bōzu” handmade dolls. In Japanese, “teru” means “shine” and “bōzu” is a “monk”. They are a kind of talisman with magical powers. Our WMDF staff made these this year and imbued them with their strong spirit. We believe in their supernatural ability to bring the best weather and to prevent all other kinds of weather from coming. Please believe in them too!
Motomachi Park Setup in progress at WMDF Tree, Aug 03, 2018