Items Knowledge: Japanese Doll
Item Real Name: Daruma Doll (Japanese: 達摩, Japanese Pinyin: だるま Daruma)
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Released Date: 20 Mar 2011
These red , roly-poly dolls (papier-mâché) are called Daruma. They are a depiction of the Indian priest Bodhidharma, who introduced Zen Buddhism to China from India. It is said that he lost the use of his arms and legs after spending nine years meditating in a cave. The daruma dolls are heavy on the bottom and bounce back when tipped over, so it has become a symbol of optimism, good fortune and strong determination. Usually daruma dolls are sold without the eyeballs painted in. People paint in one eye when they set out to do something and paint in the other one when they have achieved the goal.