"Daruma Kuyo" is a traditional event since 1954 at Nishi-Arai Daishi.
Daruma figure is a symbol of wealth and good luck, and once a year people bring their Daruma figures for a memorial service and purchase a new daruma at Nishiarai Daishi. Buddhist monks perform the ceremony of Daruma Kuyo (a memorial service of Daruma figures). The tens of thousands Daruma figures are lighted in the sounds of sutra reading by the monks.
*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.