Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the Buddhist monk credited with introducing Buddhism to China. Typically, the doll is built of paper mache, painted red, and has blank eyes when you first purchase it.
Daruma doll is believed to bring good luck and is often used to set goals. When the owner of the Daruma doll sets a goal, they fill in one eye, symbolizing the determination and commitment to achieving the goal. The other eye is left blank until the goal is reached, when it is filled in to represent that the has been achieved. Some people will also write their goal on a piece of paper and place it inside the Daruma doll for added motivation.
Daruma dolls are used to set goals in various areas of life, such as business, personal development, or health. Some people set a specific goal, like losing weight or starting a new business. Others use the Daruma doll as a more general source of motivation and support to help them reach their goals and dreams.
Daruma dolls are most sold around the New Year as a symbol of good luck. They are also popular as gifts.
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