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Red Traditional Daruma - Good Fortune, 24 cm

Red Traditional Daruma - Good Fortune, 24 cm

Code: KP32

Regular price 64,00 €
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Daruma Daruma: I decide on a goal and I paint your first eye. Once l reach this goal, I will paint the other eye.

In accordance with tradition, the eyebrows of this special Daruma are shaped like cranes and the hair on his cheeks reminds the shell of a tortoise. Both animals symbolise longevity in Japan. In addition to the good fortune kanji on the chin, he also shows others on both sides of his head. They express a wish of well-being, peace and prosperity in the household.

What is it?
Daruma, also called the Doll of Goals, is a Japanese good luck amulet. Handmade with papier-mâché, it is a representation of the monk Bodhidharma, the founder of zen Buddhism. According to the legend, he was enlightened after meditating alone for 9 years in a cave but his arms and legs eventually became atrophied and fell off. Hence the round shape of Daruma.

What to do? Decide on a goal and paint the first eye on the Daruma. When you reach your goal, paint the second eye as a sign of gratitude. By way of learning, write down how you fulfilled your aim; at that time, you will feel great satisfaction. If you don’t achieve what you want, you can burn your Daruma doll at the end of the year: it just means that you will try to reach it by other means.

The spirit of daruma The Daruma doll reminds us that with determination and perseverance, we will achieve the purpose we chose. In that sense, it’s really important for us to choose a specific and feasible one. It is not a matter of buying a Daruma doll and wait for our wish to get fulfilled as if by magic: Daruma motivates us and gives us strength to work hard and do our best in order to be successful. Any occasion is good for the Japanese to make a gift of a doll, although there are some significant dates such as birthdays or the New Year.

Technical characteristics

  • Description: 24 cm, paper mache, with cardboard box
  • Made in: Japan

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