A specially coated daruma to bring good fortune, by Imai Daruma.
Takasaki City in Gunma is the largest producer of daruma in Japan. It was originally used by peasants as a good luck charm, based on the monk Bodhidharma. They were made with papier-mâché, and the production techniques and design remain the same to this day.
The eyes of the daruma are painted to resemble cranes, and the moustache like turtles - both symbols of luck and longevity in Japan. Nowadays, modern designs of daruma are being produced alongside their more traditional counterparts.
Available in gold and silver.
Materials: Recycled paper, chalk, clay
Dimensions: 12 cm tall
Instructions for care: This product is fragile so please handle gently.