Daruma dolls

by Yokai January. 10, 2011 5415 views

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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Peace4kidss 6 years, 8 months ago

is it about hero and stories or no?

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 9 months ago

Great set!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jimmie Li 6 years, 9 months ago

But I'm wondering why they are not smiling?? Since those are dreams &happiness.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 9 months ago

They looks a Amazing!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mark 6 years, 9 months ago

Fascinating.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 9 months ago

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?

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Agnese 6 years, 9 months ago

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

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lismel 6 years, 9 months ago

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 !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mertxe 6 years, 9 months ago

well imaginations, nice pics

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pooriya Delir 6 years, 9 months ago

#1 and #3 these are awesome and thank you about info I really like to learn more about Buddhism

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Street5 6 years, 9 months ago

i am afraid of them really but nice catch

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Street5 6 years, 9 months ago

i am afraid of them really but nice catch

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 9 months ago

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....

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 6 years, 9 months ago

nice!!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 9 months ago

Interesting post!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 9 months ago

very nice !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 9 months ago

Cool set.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Anna 6 years, 9 months ago

Great set! Bodhidharma is an inspiration to me!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
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