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Colorful Daruma

Daruma is a round-shaped Japanese doll which takes its name from Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. These dolls are usually paper mache and red in color, but a vast variety of colors can be found as well. Originally a good luck charm, the Daruma of today is more a souvenir or toy. Often, the eyes are not colored in when you purchase them. The general practice is that you color in one eye when you set a goal, and then the other when it is achieved.

 

Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

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Taken on November 15, 2009