Daruma is a well known symbol in Japan that represents perseverance and will bring you good fortune.
The black daruma comes from the legend of Bodhidharma, a Buddhist priest who lost his arms, legs, and eyelids while meditating in a cave over a period of several years. While the black daruma doll has no limbs, it is weighted at the bottom, and will never fall down. This represents the notion of never giving up, which makes daruma dolls a perfect gift for anyone striving to reach a goal. The black daruma eyes are blank, to be painted on with black ink when one sets a goal, then fills in the other after the owner reaches their goal. It is also a popular legend that once the owner has granted the daruma his eyesight, he will be granted his wish. With the color black being known to ward off evil, this daruma will be a potent lucky charm in helping it's owner reach their goal.
This tiny papier-mache black Daruma can be placed in your window, on your dresser, or even on a pen or pencil for good luck! Individually wrapped. Made in Japan.
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