Winning Daruma
(tumbling doll)

Attaining the winner's luck
Darumas offered in prayer
for the winner's luck


Everything you do is to gwinh against yourself.

The power begotten by prayer at this temple was said to exceed even that of the Imperial Court. Emperor Seiwa (859-876) thus named it Katsuo-ji : Temple that Wins against Monarchs.
It followed that rulers through the ages, including the Genji clan and the Ashikaga clan, came to pray for the luck to make them victorious. Eventually, people directed their faith toward this temple to allow them to gwinh in life. With the gWinning Daruma (tumbling doll),hyour prayers to combat illness and be successful in examinations, elections, sports, art, business, and all your challenges, will be granted at Katsuo-ji Temple.