The Daruma dolls are a kind of toy (omocha). The Daruma figurine is also a tumbler doll, the two were well recognized as synonymous by the mid-19th century. Today, not only Zen, it is widely known regardless of religion or sects.
Most daruma dolls are red. It is sold with the part of eyes being white.
Daruma is also a symbol of good luck.
Daruma eyes [change]
Dolls are sold without the eyes painted in. The custom is to make a resolution or a wish and darken the left eye of the daruma. When the resolution or the wish is fulfilled, the right eye is also darkened. This custom is seen widely today especially in the case of election or entrance examination in.
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