Red Daruma


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Daruma have been the repository of wishes and resolutions for Japanese people for centuries - the regular choice of exam students, long distance runners, and as gifts for resolution setting in the new year.


The plump papier-mâché figures are hand-painted, and their purpose is to help the owner achieve their goals. Traditionally, the owner begins by painting the left eye (right as you look at it) when a goal is set; adding the other eye once it is achieved.


12 x 11cm (4.7 x 4.3in)



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