Story Premise

Teru-teru-bozu

taken from Life at Maison Ikkoku

The little ghost figure hanging outside a window is called a teru-teru-bozu, a simple doll made of white paper or cloth, believed to have the magical power to bring good weather. The custom of praying to a teru-teru-bozu is long established in Japan, invariably associated by many Japanese people with their happy and innocent childhood days.

Relevance to Urusei Yatsura

Cherry's face happens to look just like a teru-teru-bozu, which is why Tsuyuko Amamori is scared to death of him, since she is being haunted by a rain demon.

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