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Daruma Doll

My next illustration is anothery charm from Japan. The Daruma Doll is a Japanese wishing doll modeled after the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. These dolls are usually purchased during the new year.

Most of the Daruma dolls are made in Takasaki City and they come with their eyes blank. You’re supposed to draw one of the eyes to upon setting a goal and you draw the other one as a sign of gratitude to the Daruma when you achieve your goal.