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Daruma is a traditional handmade Japanese wishing doll (or charmingly referred to as a "GOAL DOLL") that keeps us focused on achieving our goals! It is a centuries-old tradition from Japan that is positive, motivational, and fun!

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Daruma dolls - Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck in Japan. When first received, they have no eyes. The owner paints one eye in and sets a goal, the other eye is painted when the goal has been achieved.

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Daruma You color in the other eye when your dream comes true...

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Japanese Dharma doll だるま..I've got one…and both eyes are colored in…thanks to my daughter!!

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from Etsy

Kawaii Daruma Doll Outlines Digital Clip Art for Scrapbooking Card Making Cupcake Toppers Paper Crafts

Kawaii Daruma Doll Outlines Digital Clip Art for Scrapbooking Card Making Cupcake Toppers Paper Crafts by DoodlesFirst on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/257745220/kawaii-daruma-doll-outlines-digital-clip

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少林山達磨寺

Daruma doll, a Japanese symbol of perseverance. a representation of the historical Indian ascetic Bodhidharma (rendered bodi daruma in Japanese) a Magi or GrecoPersian philosopher sage who traveled across Cathay in the 5th or 6th century AD. At New Year's January 6th 少林山 達磨寺, Shōrinzan Darumaji festival in Takasaki, many make a resolution & then paint in one of the eyes. If, during the year, they are able to achieve their goal, they paint in the second eye | image: Randi Ochab ➊⚆ of ➌➏➏⚇

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superlove the way they drew the daruma, with a bit of 3D effect, and the vibrant colours used. dun really like the way they drew the waves though, a bit tentacle-ly.

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Japanese Dharma dolls - Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck, making them a popular gift of encouragement in Japan.

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beige structured Daruma doll Cosmo fabric from Japan

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