In a dynamic hot pink, this Japanese daruma doll is made in Japan and crafted from paper mache. A unique way to bring a bit of luck and encouragement to friends and loved ones, the daruma is said to be modeled after Bodhidharma. Daruma dolls
are known as lucky talismans and symbolize perseverance in Japan.
Their round shape are said to be a symbol for picking oneself up after facing an obstacle. Japanese daruma doll usually have a weight on the bottom, making them a roly poly type toy that come back upright after being knocked down.
When first purchasing a Japanese daruma doll, they also typically have both eyes unpainted and after setting a goal, one paints in one eye of the daruma doll. When that goal or dream has been accomplished, the second eye can then be painted in. Since both eyes are drawn on, it is believed that the daruma can now see and will grant the owner it's wish.
This daruma doll is in a hot pink-a color associated with luck in romance, and has the inscriptions welcoming luck on its belly, and "welcoming wealth and luck" in gold on the side.
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