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Daruma dolls

  • Posted Jan. 10, 2011 by Yokai in Still Life. Viewed 5225 times

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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 [en.wikipedia.org]

福(fuku) means happiness, 夢(yume) means dream.

2011 is a ‘year of rabbit’ in East Asia.

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    • # Christa

      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?

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    • # Agnese

      My fav is #6! Info is realistic and enlightening, but whole post..it makes me happy!

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    • # 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 !

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    • # 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....

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