The Daruma doll represents the Buddhist priest, Bodhidharma. According to Buddhist lore, he lost limbs and his eyelids when meditating in a cave for several years. Hence, the Daruma doll comes with no legs and is usually wrapped, in red cloth. This papier-mâché figurine is weighed at the bottom. No matter how many times it gets knocked down, this resilient doll will always return to the upright position., Therefore, it symbolizes an undaunted spirit against failure. Among orthodox Japanese, the Daruma doll is displayed visibly in the home to bring luck. Initially, the eyes are blank or covered with paper. A pupil is painted in black ink whenever a prayer is voiced or answered. This black Daruma doll, with its slightly bumpy surface, makes a fierce, symbolic protector. Place one or two of these Daruma dolls in your home or office to bring you luck Made in Japan.
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