Dobashien No. 06: Karigane Leaf Stems "Very nice tea! I just had a 10g sample, but on opening the bag, a delicious smell surprised with its intensity. Very lovely aroma, rather close to lightly steamed teas: Fruits, pastries… endurance not bad either, even though it of course is a relatively light tea. Still, all in all, I’m very positively impressed."
If you visit Japan, especially during the rainy seasons, you can encounter some curious looking dolls, made of paper or cloth, hanging at the windows. The dolls are called teru teru bozu 「てるてる坊主」 (meaning something like “shiny-shiny Buddhist monk” or “shiny-shiny bald-headed") and are amulets for good weather, believed to have the magical power to stop or even prevent the rain.