Gifu Prefecture, Japan

"sarubobo" of all sizes line the shelves at a Gifu highway rest stop

Sarubobo is a small red doll that represents, even though it doesn't resemble one, a monkey with a kerchief on its head. These dolls are specific to Gifu prefecture and are said to bring good luck. I have one hanging in my car protecting me from traffic accidents. I took this shot at a highway rest stop.