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Slight variation may occur from picture due to Daruma Dolls are hand-crafted. This is a mini-sized Daruma with red mat included. You can click on the trio picture to understand the size variation. This item number and price is for the middle Daruma shown on the trio picture.
Daruma is a name after the legend of an ancient Zen Master, Bodhidharma around the year 500 A. D. The story goes that after 7 years (some say nine years) of grueling meditation, he lost his arms and legs.
Daruma dolls are most popular for good luck. They are sold in temples in Japan and made of paper machť.
Daruma is usually bought where many individuals and corporations and businesses for achieving goals in life and in business.
You paint one eye when commencing or starting your wish or goal, then paint the other eye when fulfilled or accomplished.
A Japanese proverb closely associated with Daruma is: Nana Korobi Yaoki (if you fall down seven times, get up eight), meaning, resilience and determination are the recipe of success. Donít give in, donít give up, ever.
Daruma makes a great gift for good fortune, protection, starting a new venture, celebrating a birthday, or traditionally in the beginning of the New Year.
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