Daruma

Each time I go to Japan, I cannot come back without a Daruma. I have now a small collection of them, with different colors, different sizes, and different styles of them. 

At the begining, the Daruma is a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll (or charmingly referred to as a "GOAL DOLL"). It is a centuries-old tradition from Japan that is positive, motivational, and fun (and it works, maybe sometimes). It is a red doll without arm or leg, but with 2 big eyes. When you buy one, generally in a temple, his big eyes are only white. Then back home, you make a wish and draw one eye. If your wish comes true, you can draw the second eye. It's just simple like that.

Of course the Japanese Daruma image is used for a lot of stuff now. You can find Daruma T-shirt, Daruma bad, Daruma key holder, Daruma dishes, Daruma curtains, in a word daruma everywhere even at SkyTree... And of course you can find it in different colors too, or totally white (yes!), or with sakura (see the post "Waiting for Hanami > HERE)

Here is a part of my collection.


Soya fallafel

Soya fallafel

Greens and flounder

Greens and flounder