The Daruma is a traditional Japanese talisman for focusing on personal goals. Modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, it is a popular offering of encouragement. When one is received, set a goal or make a wish and fill in one eye to illustrate your intention. The other eye watches over you as a constant reminder and guide. Once your goal is reached, fill in the other eye and display the Daruma as a symbol of your success.
Material: Beech Wood
Dimensions: 2.75 x 2.5 x 1 inch
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