- Have a wish. Have a goal. Draw one eye. Make it come true
- Each doll is hand painted by a master craftsmen in Gunma
The Daruma doll is a Japanese traditional wishing doll that helps people to achieve their dreams and goals. Millions of people in Japan regard it as a talisman of good luck and perseverance, making it a poplar gift of encouragement.
Covered in a priestly robe from head to toe, with big eyes wide open and lips tightly shut, Daruma dolls have a sturdy body. Their thick eyebrows are drawn in the shape of a crane and the moustache in the shape of a turtle. It is believed that cranes live 1,000 years and turtles 10,000 years, respectively.
Colours & their meanings: Although typically red, the Daruma doll come in various colours and sizes. In general, this interpretation of colours has become the standard:
Red: Luck & Good Fortune
White: Love & Harmony
Black: Success in Business
Gold: Wealth & Prosperity
Yellow: Security & Protection
Blue: Work & School Accomplishment
Purple & Green: Health & Longevity
Place of origin:
Hand-made & hand painted in Takasaki, Japan
Please notice that there is a difference in the shape between the 4.5 cm that are more round and the 9cm and 12 cm that have a base.
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