Daruma
Prosperity

Daruma: Symbol of Perseverance and Luck

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Daruma is a kind of doll or evolved spirit that represents Bodhidharma, an Indian monk who founded Zen Buddhism in China. He attained Buddhist "enlightenment" after meditating for nine years. It is said that he neither moved nor closed his eyes during this time. During the process, the monk removed his eyelids so that he would not fall asleep during meditation, and his limbs atrophied from disuse during the nine years of meditation. The white area of the eyes has a happiness reference, which is reinforced with the golden part by a symbol of prosperity or a good result.