Daruma

€16.00
  • Handmade in Japan
  • Hand-painted in Japan
  • Made in Paper  
  • Height is 9 CM  (+/-)
  • Make a wish or define your goal

 

Additional Details

The Daruma doll is an old Japanese traditional wishing doll that helps people to achieve their dreams and goals. Millions of people in Japan regard it as a talisman of good luck and perseverance, making it a poplar gift of encouragement.

Daruma is the Japanese name for Bodhidharma, the monk credited with founding Zen Buddhism in Japan. Covered in a priestly robe from head to toe, with big eyes wide open and lips tightly shut, Daruma dolls have a sturdy body. Their thick eyebrows are drawn in the shape of a crane and the moustache in the shape of a turtle.  It is believed that cranes live 1,000 years and turtles 10,000 years, respectively.

How to use it

Make a wish or define your goal. With that in mind, draw an eye on the left eye and keep the doll. When your goal is achieved, draw the other eye.

Traditionally the left eye pupil is drawn first. It is believed to have come from the fact that left seats are above the right ones in the Japanese seating arrangement protocol. There are, however, no rules spelled out for this matter. To physically paint an eye on the pupil of a Daruma doll signifies opening of one’s mind. In other words, by painting a Daruma’s eye pupil, you have opened up the eyes of your mind.

 

Return

If you change your mind or the product does not meet your expectations at delivery, just send it back to us and we will refund you as soon as we receive it. 

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