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How to Draw a Teru Teru Bozu

In order to pray for the weather to turn sunny, Japan has the habit of hanging teru teru bozu. A teru teru bozu refers to a doll with a broom. It is said that hanging it up will turn the weather into a sunny day.

In addition, there is a saying in Japan that it will rain when the teru teru bozu dolls are hung upside down. In western Japan, there is also the custom of hanging black teru teru bozu dolls to pray for rain.

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If you like watching Japanese anime, you are definitely no stranger to Japanese teru teru bozu dolls. It is said to be a custom passed down from China to Japan.

How to Draw a Teru Teru Bozu Doll Step by Step

Step 1 Draw the rope for this teru teru bozu

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Teru teru bozu dolls are generally hung in the air, so here we have to draw a rope in order from top to bottom.

Draw a vertical line from top to bottom. Then draw another vertical line to the right of it. Their bottom ends are on the same horizontal line, but the top of the line on the right is slightly lower.

Draw a short curved line to connect the tops of the two vertical lines. This completes the rope for this teru teru bozu doll.

Step 2 Outline the head of this teru teru bozu

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We have already drawn the rope for this teru teru bozu. Next is to draw the teru teru bozu at the bottom of it, starting from its head.

As we can see, the head of the teru teru bozu doll is round. Don't draw it too big, and don't draw it too small.

Do your best to draw a perfect circle to get this teru teru bozu doll's head outline!

Step 3 Draw the eyes of this teru teru bozu

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In this step we are going to draw the eyes of this teru teru bozu. You can start by drawing an inconspicuous guideline at the middle height of the head.

On this guideline draw two circles for the eyes, and draw a small circle inside each.

You need to notice that this teru teru bozu doll's eyes are closer to the right side of the face.

Step 4 Draw the smile and cheeks of this doll

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Start under the eye on the left, and draw a curve to the right to the underside of the eye on the right, forming a valley.

Add a short line at each end of this curve to get the corners of the mouth. In this way, we also complete the smile of this teru teru bozu.

Draw two circles next to the corners of the mouth. They are smaller than eyes. Then add some dots to each circle to get the cheeks.

Step 5 Draw the left half of the body of this doll

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Let's look at that cheek on the left. Just below it, draw a curved line from the bottom of the head toward the bottom left.

Extend the end of that curve toward the bottom right. Then draw a curved line from the newly obtained end towards the upper right.

Continue to draw the remaining parts in a similar way until the left half of the teru teru bozu's body is complete.

Step 6 Draw the right half of the body of this doll

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Look at the eye on the right. Just below it, draw a curved line from the bottom of the head towards the bottom right.

Draw a wavy line from the left half of the body to the right to connect the bottom end of this curve. In this way, the body of this teru teru bozu is obtained.

Finally, add two curved lines to the body of this teru teru bozu doll to make it more textured.

Step 7 Draw the collar of this teru teru bozu

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Draw a small circle at the bottom of this teru teru bozu doll's head. Then draw a cute bow.

Add two curved lines to the sides of this bow to complete the rope.

This teru teru bozu is hung in the air by this rope! So far we have completed this cute doll.

Step 8 Draw clouds as background

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You may feel that the teru teru bozu doll is a bit monotonous at this time, and it would be better if there was a suitable background.

We'll add two clouds to the sides of this teru teru bozu. You can also try adding a more complex eaves.

And if you draw an anime character next to this teru teru bozu doll, it's also a good choice!

Step 9 Color this teru teru bozu

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You'll find it easy to do when coloring this teru teru bozu doll. You shouldn't feel any difficulty!

Color this teru teru bozu doll's cheeks red as well as the bow tie and rope. Then paint its eyes black.

If you like sunny days, or simply like this cute doll, you can add it anywhere you want.

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Download the PDF

Maybe you want to download this drawing tutorial. Just click the link below and you can get the PDF on "How to Draw a Teru Teru Bozu", it's free and printable. In addition to this, the pages of this PDF also contain a coloring page and the final teru teru bozu.