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Designer Daruma - Gold & Silver

€98,00 EUR

  • New type of Designer Daruma by an artist in Gunma
  • Reminder that if you fall, you will get back up
  • Stylish and ornamental

The "Seven Down's & Eight Up's Takasaki Daruma" is a a special edition by Iwai Daruma. It is the first in his design Daruma series. 

The six lines on the front of Daruma indicate that time passes from the past to the future. On each side of Daruma, the concept of “Seven Downs & Eight Ups” is written as a mathematical formula. This comes from the proverb is “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” It means choosing to never give up hope, and to always strive for more.

With the colour choices of white, black, red, as well as this special series in Gold and Silver, many people enjoy Designer’s Daruma as an interior décor.

Imai Daruma NAYA has a history of over 90 years of making Daruma. After initially pursuing a different career as a young man, Hirohisa Imai returned to his family business realising that is where he belonged. He could use his creativity introducing new ways to view Daruma. Currently he is the CEO and Chief Craftsman. A very enthusiastic and magnetic character he creates new and modern styles of Daruma while preserving and protecting the traditional style.

Size: 12cm
Made in Takasaki, Gunma.


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  • This offer includes a special individual packing, for your ordered item
  • Please kindly inform us about the exact products to be packed, in case multiple items are involved in one order
  • Suitable to pack product & products with global volume up to around 320 x 180 x 75mm
  • Cannot be ordered independently without other product

Packing Details:

  • White Komebukuro rice bag: 3kg
  • Closed and tied manually by our team, with white wrapping string

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