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Daruma dolls

2011.01.10
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福(fuku) means happiness, 夢(yume) means dream.
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2011 is a 'year of rabbit' in East Asia.
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Daruma is named after an ancient Chinese Zen Master, Bodidharma. He lost the use of his arms and legs after sitting nine years meditating in a cave. Daruma doll is a symbol of self-discipline and happiness in Japan.

For further details, please read Wikipedia
20 Comments
Annabelle33 Great set! Bodhidharma is an inspiration to me!
Annabelle33 · 2011-01-10: 22:41
joycephotography Cool set.
joycephotography · 2011-01-10: 23:13
photodeclair very nice !
photodeclair · 2011-01-10: 23:31
darfoster Interesting post!
darfoster · 2011-01-11: 01:07
giancaf nice!!!
giancaf · 2011-01-11: 01:37
gonia your pictures are excellent!i've never seen such figures and I know nothing about them. thanks for pictures and information.Now I think young will also lost their legs and hands except 2 fingers to move mouse computer....
gonia · 2011-01-11: 01:51
street5 i am afraid of them really but nice catch
street5 · 2011-01-11: 02:23
street5 i am afraid of them really but nice catch
street5 · 2011-01-11: 02:23
jokershadow #1 and #3 these are awesome and thank you about info I really like to learn more about Buddhism
jokershadow · 2011-01-11: 04:14
Mertxe well imaginations, nice pics
Mertxe · 2011-01-11: 07:12
lismel Self-discipline ? I definitely need one of those (or even dozens, I could use some self-discipline !).
I really like the red doll, the one with the man's face ! He looks so angry, it cracks me up !
lismel · 2011-01-11: 07:33
Aguguru My fav is #6! Info is realistic and enlightening, but whole post..it makes me happy!
Aguguru · 2011-01-11: 09:58
Unchained This is an interesting story and lovely custom. But I think these dolls don't look very happy for a symbol of happiness :)) Shot 3 is funny and I like the rabbits, too. Happy rabbit year, Yokai! Is the rabbit year a good year?
Unchained · 2011-01-11: 12:22
yellodog Fascinating.
yellodog · 2011-01-11: 14:13
finbarr They looks a Amazing!!
finbarr · 2011-01-11: 18:09
kflee2000 But I'm wondering why they are not smiling?? Since those are dreams &happiness.
kflee2000 · 2011-01-12: 00:31
????? That's fascinating. I didn't know about that dolls.
At home I have Japanese pottery dolls (a friend's gift) and tea cups :-) L♥ve them.
????? · 2011-01-12: 04:27
wildduck Great set!
wildduck · 2011-01-12: 13:46
????? P.S. no.8 reminds of a famous character of Jeeg Robot series ;-)) with a face opening into his body... Do you remember it?
????? · 2011-01-15: 06:56
peace4kidss is it about hero and stories or no?
peace4kidss · 2011-02-04: 13:43
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