The standard daruma by Imai Daruma, with the Japanese word fuku (prosperity) on the front. Takasaki City 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. Traditionally, the color red wards off bad luck, and gold brings good luck.
Materials: Recycled paper, chalk, clay
No. 2 - 12 cm tall
No. 3 - 15 cm tall
No. 4 - 17 cm tall
No. 5 - 20 cm tall
No. 6 - 23 cm tall
Instructions for care: This product is fragile so please handle gently.