What is a Daruma Doll?
Daruma Dolls are spherical dolls with a red painted body and a white face, but without pupils, modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. The daruma dolls are weighted on the bottom and rights itself up when tipped over, so it has become a symbol of optimism, good fortune and strong determination. Reminding us all to never give up on our aspirations. Daruma dolls are often sold with the eyes unpainted. People paint in one eye when they set a goal, and paint in the other one when they’ve achieved their goal. The daruma doll has a Japanese character at the center which is the kanji for good luck.
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• Material: Papier-mâché
• Color: Red (for luck and good fortune)
• Height: 4.5 inches
• Imported from Japan
Please note that our daruma dolls are all made by hand and individually hand painted from tip to base by the artisans of Takasaki, Japan where 80% of Japan’s daruma dolls are made. So you will receive a daruma doll slightly different from the one in the photo and there will be some slight imperfections. You may also notice a “crack” at the base. This crack is present in all of our daruma dolls. It’s probably how they were made.