The Shaolinzan Darumaji Temple, affiliated with the Obaku Zen school, located in Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, is nationally renowned for its divine efficacy in achieving success in exams, tests, and election victories. Within the temple grounds, the Dharma Hall houses over 2,000 paper-mâché Daruma dolls dedicated to various figures, including past prime ministers elected from the prefecture, as well as Daruma dolls for the success of Japan's national soccer and rugby teams. The central figure among them is the majestic "Daruma Daishi Zazen Statue," which represents the origin of Takasaki being the foremost producer of Daruma dolls in Japan and is considered a source of immense merit.
This faithfully reproduced "Daruma Daishi Zazen Statue" is an officially recognized representation that received blessings through a grateful consecration ceremony at Darumaji Temple. It is recommended especially for those wishing for success in exams, tests, and elections.
The statue bears the calligraphy of the head priest, Masashi Hirose, of Shaolinzan Darumaji Temple.
Modeled after Daruma Daishi, the founder of the Zen school with an indomitable spirit of perseverance, this revered image serves as an ideal guardian deity to protect your home, particularly in the current pandemic. Enshrine it with your wishes for success, warding off misfortune, good fortune, dispelling diseases, ensuring household safety, prosperity in business, flourishing social activities, good health, safe travels, success in exams, fulfilling relationships, and successful employment for yourself and your family.