You will see the faceless Sarubobo Doll EVERYWHERE in Takayama, as it is a special product of Hida Takayama. These dolls are a kind of charm, which Grandmothers make for grandchildren as dolls, and for daughters for good marriage, good child, and being a well-rounded couple.
We noticed a lot of different types of Sarubobo dolls in Takayama - all sorts of colours, styles and shapes. Apparently the colours mean different things:
* Blue Sarubobo for luck in study and work;
* Pink Sarubobo for luck in love;
* Green Sarubobo for luck in health; and
* Yellow Sarubobo for luck in money.