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Daruma doll - Symbol for perseverance in Japan

The Daruma doll (達磨 daruma?), also known as a Dharma doll, is a hollow, round, Japanese traditional doll modeled after Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect of Buddhism. (via Wikipedia)

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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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 doll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Daruma doll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daruma doll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daruma Doll Kimono 1905 Daruma Dolls are hollow, round dolls traditionally made of toso (a papier mache like substance), which represent the Bodidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism. Daruma Dolls are considered to be a symbol of perseverance and good luck, as they are weighted at the bottom so that they will always bounce back if they are knocked down.

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